Thousands donated after village's best ever ale festival

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 October 2017

Wedmore Real Ale Festival presentation. Picture: Dae Sasitorn

Wedmore Real Ale Festival presentation. Picture: Dae Sasitorn

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More than £17,000 has been raised at a village's annual ale festival.

Wedmore Real Ale Festival donations

Isle of Wedmore Remembers World War One: £200

Green Wedmore: £250

Isle Of Wedmore Bridge Club: £350

Blackford Village Hall: £400

Avalon Camps: £450

Wedmore In Bloom and Hugh Sexey School: £500

Wedmore Cricket Club: £650

Wedmore Tuesday Club: £850

Girlguiding Somermead: £1,000

Wedmore & Axbridge Community Health Fund and Wedmore Guides & Brownie Units: £1,000

Wedmore Scout Group: £1,180

Wedmore PTA: £1,500

Wedmore Village Hall: £1,700

Wedmore FC: £1,720

Somewhere House Somerset: £1,750

Wedmore Playing Fields Management: £2,500

The 17th Wedmore Real Ale Festival, held at the village hall from September 15-17, is the most successful to date, with £17,500 raised for 18 local causes.

Donations ranging from £200 for Isle Of Wedmore Remembers World War One to £2,500 for Wedmore Playing Fields Management have been handed out during an awards evening at The Swan.

A festival spokesman said: “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, our wonderful volunteers andthose that attended, drank, bid, danced, raffled, ate and made merry at the 17th Wedmore Real Ale Festival.

“We’re delighted to announce that this year’s festival was our most successful festival yet and generated a whopping £17,500 for local worthy causes.

“Cheques were issued to all the successful beneficiaries, followed by food, drink and conversation.”

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