Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival

Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival was a great success this year, and the organisers of the events have recently announced that they have made over £35,000 for charities in the local area.

At the festival this year, over 200 real ales were available and over 10,000 people came to sample the drinks. There were all sorts of beers, from Cumbria to Hampshire and breweries from all over the country took part. During the short festival, visitors managed to drink 85,000 glasses of beer.

Stephen Burns was responsible for organising the festival and has now got the pleasure of handing over a cheque to each of the five charities the event sponsored. These are Weston Park Cancer Hospital, the Rotherham Hospice, the Magna Trust, Safe@Last and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

About the festival he commented, “We managed to attract a great deal of loyal beer fans, as well as people from all across the UK. The atmosphere that we have at this festival is unique and it keeps people coming back. The amount of money we have raised this year is a testament to how successful the festival has become.

“I would like to take this opportunity, to thank all of those who were involved in the festival, and made it the huge success that it was. Almost all beer festivals across the UK are staffed by volunteers, ours is no exception and we are immensely grateful for all of those people who sacrificed their time. We are already beginning our search for next year’s volunteer group and sponsors for the event. If you are interested in getting involved do contact us as soon as possible.”