Hospice to benefit from Bury beer and cider festival

The West Suffolk and Borders Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale has named St Nicholas Hospice Care as their nominated charity for this year’s East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival.

The 28thEast Anglian Beer and Cider Festival, which offers festival goers more than 180 thirst quenching real ales and ciders, takes place at The Apex and Charter Square, in Bury St Edmunds, on May 1 to 4, from noon to 11pm.

Martin Bates, festival organiser, said: “This is our 28th festival and this year we’ve doubled in size with a bigger venue and more beer, more cider, more bars and more seating. We are more than happy to name the hospice as our chosen charity and it’s great to hear that they have a band of volunteers all set to help us make the festival the best yet.”

George Chilvers, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We would like to say a big cheers to the festival organisers for choosing to fundraise for the hospice. Our volunteers will be helping out at the festival, clearing glasses, pulling pints and giving festival goers the opportunity to donate to the hospice.”

The festival will also feature food stalls and live music throughout the four days.

For ticket prices, opening times, beer and cider lists and entertainment programme, including children’s activities, visit the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival website https://burystedmundsbeerfestival.com/

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