Seventh Rastrick Beer Festival 2017

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The highly successful Rastrick Beer Festival is to be held again over two days in September in the community hall at St John’s Church, Rastrick.
This year’s event will be held on Friday September 22 from 3pm until 10.30pm and on Saturday September 23 from 1pm until 10.30pm.
As with the previous festivals there will be national and local ales and ciders on offer as well as food, which will also be served at certain times. A prosecco bar will also be available.

The previous festivals have raised thousands of pounds for both the church and local charities.
Organisers of this year’s festival have agreed to support Bloodwise, which is the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, which helps makes people’s lives better and helps stop people getting cancer in the first place and the Neonatal Unit at Calderdale Hospital.

Bloodwise says it researches, helps and campaigns, shares learning, and raises money, adding “we have changed the world for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood disorders.”
Recently St John’s pantomime committee raised £1,000 for Bloodwise after one of its long standing members received treatment at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, for blood cancer.

The organising committee’s chairman, Roger Ellis, says he is hopeful that this year’s event will be just as successful as the previous six beer festivals which he put its success down to a combination of hard work by a dedicated team of volunteers and the wonderful support of the church community. “We have also received wonderful support from the business community and the festival sponsors and we really do appreciate their backing,” said Roger.

He says the feed back they had received in previous years indicated it was a very friendly event, that people were made very welcome and that it was a very well run festival with a good choice of top quality beers and ciders. “I would urge people to come along, enjoy themselves, sample some first class beers and ciders and support some very worthy charities,” added Roger.