Beckenham beer festival raises £6,000 for local charities

Wed 12 Oct 2016

A number of local charities stand to benefit from a recent beer festival that raised in excess of £6,000.

Langley Rotary Club held the Langley Park Beer Festival at Old Dunstonian Sports Club on 30th September and 1st October, with hundreds of people attending to enjoy a range of cask ales, draught ciders and a prosecco bar.

Estate agents Leaders donated a barrel of beer to the event and a team from its branch in High Street, Beckenham were on hand to work behind the bar.

John Barker, a member of Langley Rotary Club and organiser of the festival, says: “It was great to have the team from Leaders with us. It was generally agreed that they helped to create the best atmosphere of the weekend!

“We are still counting up the takings but we are expecting to have raised over £6,000 for local charities such as St Christopher's Hospice, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Bromley and Croydon Women's Aid, Bromley Youth Music Trust who we regularly support, as well as Rotary's End Polio Now campaign through which we have almost managed to help eradicate polio across the world.

“Thank you to Leaders and everyone else who lent their support to our event.”

Laura Massey, lettings manager at Leaders in Beckenham, adds: “It was great fun to be part of the beer festival, which is one of the most popular events in the local area. We were delighted to be able to help by donating a barrel of beer and enjoying the event from behind the bar.

“Most importantly, I am thrilled to learn more than £6,000 was raised for a number of fantastic causes, including Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which Leaders already supports through its charity partnership with Together for Short Lives.”

Together for Short Lives is an umbrella charity for all 54 children’s hospices across the UK, including Demelza Hospice Care for Children in Eltham.