Men’s Pie Club celebrates two years at McColl’s Brewery
Men’s Pie Club of Sandyford in Newcastle, work tirelessly in tackling social isolation and feelings of a lack of belongingness amongst men, and since the devastating effects of the pandemic these factors have resulted in an increased prevalence in men’s mental health issues. This is why, back in November 2020 Jamie Sadler (MPC founder) and Danny McColl decided to collaborate to help raise awareness of Men’s Pie Club, the great work they do and to raise much needed funds.
Born out of necessity during the pandemic, McColl’s Brewery’s partnership with Men’s Pie Club has flourished, with them establishing their own Men’s Pie Club at the brewery taproom in July 2021. It has been a great success and on Saturday July 15th they celebrate two years of the club at the brewery. Since its creation, every fortnight for two years, local guys have been making pies at the brewery, they have created a great close group of friends who now regularly meet to socialise and make pies.
Danny McColl says “it’s been a pleasure watching the group grow, from the early anxious days of setting the group up, to seeing friendships form and hearing blokes openly talk about what’s on their mind….more often than not it’s pies.”
Here’s to many more years of making pies at the brewery!
£4000 donated, and counting…
McColl’s Brewery, based in Evenwood (near Bishop Auckland) have now successfully raised £4000 for Men’s Pie Club through the creation of their annual beer “Let’s eat pies and talk about men’s mental health” where 10p from every pint and can sold is donated to MPC. Released every January, McColl’s Brewery see it as a staple beer in their annual release calendar and look forward to working with Men’s Pie Club for the long term.
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