Beer drinkers will be doing invaluable charity work next month.
A scout troop and Dementia UK are just two of the good causes set to benefit from the Rotary Club of Wakefield’s inaugural beer festival.
The festival, which will showcase 20 ales from Yorkshire micro breweries, will be staged at 15th Scout Group on Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam between September 13 and 14.
Organiser Colin Moran said: “It’s a first for our Rotary Club but a lot of rotary clubs and round tables are going for this type of venture, which generate good contributions to local charities.”
However, Mr Moran, 67, of Walton Locks, is the perfect person to stage their debut festival as he is a member of the Campaign for Real Ale and is a regular helper at Wakefield Beer Festival every November.
He added: “These events tend to capture people’s imagination and a lot of businesses.”
Mr Moran said sponsors include Richmond Butchers who are providing 100 pork pies while Blacker Hall Farm Shop are providing the rest of the food. Ossett Brewery is sourcing the beers, other firms are sponsoring individual casks and Wakefield CAMRA is providing expert help.
He added: “It’s going to be a great fun event. We are making it a family afternoon on the Saturday. Obviously children can get in free as long as they are with an adult. There is a free bouncy castle.
“Then on Saturday tea time there will be traditional jazz.”
The event runs from 4pm until 11pm on the Friday and noon until 11pm on the Saturday. Tickets cost £5 and includes a complimentary glass and two drinks tokens.