Walthew House were chosen as the local charity to benefit from funds
raised at the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival that took place in June at Edgeley Park.
The Festival, organised by the Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), now in its 34th year, ran from 16th-18th June, with our charity able to fundraise with bucket collections, raffles and selling beer on the charity bar.
More than 60 charity volunteers worked shifts across the three days of the festival, pulling pints of beer that had been donated to them by local breweries, that had also been sponsored by Stockport-based businesses.
The charity raised much-needed funds of £5,931 from the event, to support the services they provide to people across Stockport living with sight and/or hearing loss. This includes social and sports groups, a Youth Club, sight loss counselling, and a hospital information service at Stepping Hill Hospital.
“It was wonderful to be able to hold face-to-face events again, enabling us to return to community fundraising after the enforced break caused by the pandemic. In order to continue providing our services, events such as the beer festival are vital to us, and we are so grateful to everybody who made the event such a success – from our dedicated team of volunteers to everyone who purchased a pint from our bar!”
The charity bar was accessible to visitors with sight loss, with both large print and Braille beer lists available, and customers were taught simple British Sign Language (BSL) phrases via posters across the festival site.
If you are interested in volunteering at the next Walthew House fundraising event, or would like to make a donation, please get in touch on 0161 480 2612 or email email@example.com