Kelsall Beer Festival success

6th KELSALL BEER FESTIVAL

The Beer Festival Committee reports that the 6th Annual Kelsall Beer Festival in November was the most successful yet with almost 500 attending over the two nights. Sponsorship was higher than in previous years and the overall balance being the best to date which was the result of some very enthusiastic drinking with very little going to waste.

This Festival also commemorated the centenary of the start of WW1 with a period of silence being held on both evenings and also the centenary of the formation of the Brownies Group recognised by a short period of applause. Thanks to all those in attendance for acknowledging these two significant centenaries.

Festival chairman Terry Harrop said: “We would also wish to thank Kelsall Primary School, for the use of some of their pupil paintings signifying the WW1 scenes, and also to the two Brownies Groups in Kelsall for their collages celebrating their own centenary.

“Over the two nights some £12,150 was raised, made up of sponsorship, entry fees, beer tokens, wine, food and, of course, the raffle. With all expenses accounted for, £6,525 was left for distribution to the major beneficiaries (St Philip’s Church, Kelsall Primary School, Kelsall Pre-School and Clatterbridge Cancer Research Kelsall Branch) with smaller donations to the two Kelsall Brownie packs, The Royal British Legion and Help the Heroes.

“Thank you to all the sponsors, to all the helpers, bar volunteers and everyone who did anything to help, however much, however little it was all invaluable. And a special thank you to you, the drinkers – it makes all the hard work so worthwhile and rewarding.

“Here’s to 2015 Festival which will be held over the weekend of 14/15 November 2015 at the Kelsall Community Centre.”