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Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week Raises £7,704 for National Star

Back row: Leigh Norwood (Chair of Cheltenham Beer Week), Joe Parke (Star Bistro Head Chef), and Tony Lucas (Cheltenham Beer Week). Front row: Steve Knibbs (Cheltenham Beer Week), Sally Gillespie (National Star), and Theo Freyne (DEYA Brewing Co.).

A week celebrating beer as well as local pubs, bars and breweries, raised thousands of pounds to support young people with complex disabilities. Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week, which included the profits from the sale of two special collaborative beers, raised £7,704 for National Star.

Last year National Star students designed the labels for the two Beer Week beers, which were brewed at Cheltenham brewery DEYA in collaboration with Favourite Beers, Prescott, Hillside, Gloucester and Velvet Owl Breweries.

“National Star does great work, helping young people with disabilities realise their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their lives,” said Leigh Norwood, the chair of the Beer Week organising committee, and member of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

“We are so pleased to continue our partnership as we can really see how the money makes a difference.”

“We have been part of the Cheltenham community for over 51 years, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society, and their families,” said Sally Gillespie, National Star’s Area Fundraiser for Cheltenham.

“We are so pleased that Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week, and the Cheltenham community, came together to support us in this way. We are looking forward to this year’s Cheltenham Beer Week.”

Cheltenham Beer Week 2019

Reverting back to a Cheltenham focus, this year’s Cheltenham Beer Week will run between Friday 13th September and Sunday 22nd September. Once again National Star will be the chosen charity.

“Although we are sticking to a Cheltenham focus this year,” said Leigh Norwood, “we are looking at widening the scope to include breweries across Gloucestershire who have expressed an interest in collaborating to produce more unique beers for Beer Week.”

Cheltenham venues will soon be invited to sign up for this year’s Beer Week. To find out more, and to keep track of developing events, visit www.cheltenhambeerweek.co.uk .

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Caption to photo:

Back row: Leigh Norwood (Chair of Cheltenham Beer Week), Joe Parke (Star Bistro Head Chef), and Tony Lucas (Cheltenham Beer Week).

Front row: Steve Knibbs (Cheltenham Beer Week), Sally Gillespie (National Star), and Theo Freyne (DEYA Brewing Co.).

 

Further information:  Anthony Lucas <tony.lucas85@gmail.com>

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