Wold Top brews beer for local Haiti appeal

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An East Yorkshire brewery is joining forces with a Scarborough charity to raise vital funds to help people in Haiti.

Wold Top Brewery was approached by former employees Will Brown and Melanie?Coull who set up SASH (Sustainable Aid Supporting Haiti) with a team of volunteers to help people in the rural areas of Haiti who are still badly affected by the aftermath of the 12th January earthquake.? The brewery will help the charity by brewing special SASH Aid Ale and will donate 50p from the sale of each bottle to help fund the charity?s critical work in Haiti.

Will explains why they set up SASH; ?We wanted to provide practical support to help people in rural areas of Haiti to access food, water, shelter and education. We aim to promote self reliance and opportunities to set up small local businesses so that the Haitian people can start to live independently again.?

Melanie continues; ?Through the help of our team of volunteers and the generosity of the public, we have begun to deliver aid to these rural areas, but the challenge is immense and we need to continue to raise funds to sustain our five year plan.? We are delighted that Wold Top Brewery is able to help in such a generous way.?

SASH Aid Ale is a crisp, light easy drinking beer with an ABV of 4.4%.? As SASH does not use the funds raised for salaries and administration every penny of the 50p will go to support the most needy Haitian people.? Aid Ale is only available online at?www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk/mailorder or direct from the brewery by calling 01723 892222.

Former Combined Cadet Force Company Sergeant Major Will and Marine Biologist Melanie became aware of the plight of small communities who are unable to access aid from big organisations and become forgotten whilst working with local people near Banda Ache after the tsunami and were acutely aware that the same thing could happen after the Haiti earthquake that killed 230,000, injured 300,000 and left a million people with virtually nothing.

The SASH team comprises Project Manager Will, Haiti Co-ordinators Mel and Joe Basine, Construction Coordinator Josh Lees, UK Coordinator Janet Brown, Chair of Trustees Dr Philip Brown and Scarborough Schools Coordinator Katy Owen Smith.


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