The first Wakefield Festival of Beer will be a real star for charity

Vicky and Levi Ringer

Vicky and Levi Ringer

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A beer festival will help raise money for local charities.

The Wakefield Festival of Beer will take place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at The Space on Waldorf Way.

Organised by the Sitlington and District Round Table, money raised at the event, will go to Levi’s Star, Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Association and Candle Lighters.

Levi’s Star was founded by Vicky Ringer who lost her son Levi to a brain tumour in 2006.

It has helped more than 100 children who have been diagnosed with brain tumours and has raised more than £130,000. Earlier this year, she also had her first book published called Levi and Loobs meet Glitzy Glenda, which she hoped will help fund a centre for children with cancer.

The Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Association at Boyne Hill provides horse riding to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities in the Wakefield District and Candle Lighters provides care and support for children with cancer and their families.

Matthew Wood, vice chairman of Sitlington and District Round Table said; “It’s our first beer festival and it’s going to be a cracking event. We really have pulled out all the stops to make it special in the hope of raising as much money as possible for these great causes.”

The festival will offer around 60 real ales, a selection of ciders and perrys, sloe gin, draught craft beers and a selection of bottled foreign beers and country wines, as well as locally produced food and live entertainment.

Tickets cost £5.50 each and are available online or from local shops and pubs listed on the festival’s website. Information on sponsor packages available for those wanting to support the event is also available via www.wakefieldfestivalofbeer.co.uk