Brewery charity drive gets off to a good start – Wold Top Brewery

Brewery charity drive gets off to a good start

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A Yorkshire coast brewery?s massive charity drive in memory of the son of its cellarman was given a great start this week.

Dan Bayes was just 25 when he lost his battle to cancer earlier this year and Wold Top Brewery has launched an appeal to raise money for the charity that helped him and his family throughout his 13 year illness.

The brewery team aims to raise ?10,000 for the Candlelighters children?s cancer charity by brewing a limited edition ale and through sponsorship for the brewery team doing the Great North Run (20th September).

The ale, called?Candlelight, was launched at the Wellington Inn at Lund on Monday at an event attended by over 150 people and proceeds from the evening topped ?1300.

Brewery owner Tom Mellor was delighted with the level of support that the evening generated; ?Since we launched this campaign we have been bowled over by everybody?s generosity, from suppliers giving ingredients, to Russell and Sarah Jeffery offering the Wellington Inn as a launch venue and donating all of the proceeds of the beer and to all of our colleagues, friends and family who came on Monday and helped us celebrate Dan?s life and to raise such an enormous amount.?

Dr Ian Lewis, a children?s cancer consultant at St James?s University Hospital and trustee of the?Candlighters charity, paid homage to the way that Dan and his family managed his cancer and said how grateful the charity is to be the fund raising beneficiary.? He explained that the funds raised would go towards valuable research and to make the lives of children with cancer, leukaemia and serious blood disorders and their families more bearable.

Candlelight (4.3% ABV) is an easy drinking straw coloured beer made with Maris Otter malt & Willamette hops that give the beer a crisp bitterness with a hint of citrus aroma.? It will be available on draft from the Wellington Inn and pubs around the East Riding and in bottles (cases and gift boxes) from Driffield farmers? market and thebrewery by calling 01723 892222.

Thanks to the generosity of the brewery?s suppliers who have donated time and goods free of charge, all of the proceeds, minus tax and duty, will benefit the charity.

If you would like to support the brewery?s Great North Run Team, please visit?

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