Backwell beer festival raises glass for air ambulance

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 November 2018

Backwell Beer festival being held at the village club in Backwell Hill Road in aid of Great Western Air Ambulance.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Backwell Beer festival being held at the village club in Backwell Hill Road in aid of Great Western Air Ambulance. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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The ale flowed late into the evening at Backwell Village Club’s beer and cider festival, as more than 250 people flocked to the annual two-day charity event.

The festival, saw real ale and craft beer fans come together to enjoy a range of drinks from breweries while raising cash for local charities.

The festival, in its 14th year, has raised more than £30,000 for charity since it started in 2004.

This year it raised money for Great Western Air Ambulance and organisers are confident they can match the £3,000 given to last year’s good cause.

Eighteen beers, four ciders and a perry, donated by local breweries were available.

Club president John Merriman thanked all who attended and the breweries for their continued support.

He said: “This year we featured a wider variety of ale than we’ve done for years,

“This underlines what a wonderful variety of beers are brewed in this area.”

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