Thousands donated after village's best ever ale festival
PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 October 2017
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.”