Charities and community groups benefit from over £6,000 raised by last year’s Wilburton Beer Festival

The beer festival committee hands over money to good causes.

The beer festival committee hands over money to good causes. - Credit: Archant

Wilburton school will be the main beneficiary of last year’s village beer festival which raised over £6,000.

Organisers handed over £3,500 to head teacher Jenny Bone who said the money would enable them to upgrade their IT facilities.

Programmable robots have already been bought with some of the money and these were demonstrated to the organising committee.

Donations were also given to Haddenham First Responders, Humpty’s Pre-School, the Liam Fairhurst Foundation, HEART, Wilburton Community Baptist Baby and Toddler Group, Wilburton Theatre Group, SWAT, Wilburton Cricket Club, St Peter’s Over 60’s Club, Wilburton Baptist Chapel, Stretham Beavers and Wilburton Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

Festival chairman Kevin Hennessy, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to make these donations today to these very worthwhile charities, groups and organisations.

“The beer festival is run by a team of volunteers and any profit is always invested back into the community. We have now raised over £50,000 in the 16 years the festival has been running.

“We are very working hard to put together another fabulous event for the 17th Wilburton Beer Festival, which will be held on June 20-21.”

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