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Rishton Conservative Club’s Booming Beer Festival

Rishton Conservative Club, Blackburn, held a second successful beer festival which was enjoyed by the Club’s Members and local residents. The Club obtained a Temporary Event Notice for the event which allowed non-members to use the Club’s facilities and purchase drink. The beer festival coincided with the Club being named Hyndburn ‘Club of the Year’ by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) group. This is the second time the Club had held a beer festival with the Club’s inaugural beer festival last year proving very popular.

Dave Lees, Club Secretary, said that the positive response to this year’s event had encouraged the Club’s Committee to hold another beer festival later this year. He said: “It went really well and we are very pleased. Last year was very busy but this year we were even busier and it is something that is starting to pick up a bit of pace. It was so popular that people were coming
up to me asking me to do another one. We can easily do it but we
wouldn’t want to do more than two a year.”

The Club arranged for entertainment to be provided by two musical bands and for donations to be taken during the beer festival for the Club’s chosen Charity, Guide Dogs UK. In total over £500 was raised for the Charity during the beer festival. 

A charity 70 mile bike ride was also arranged to conclude at the Club after starting from Liverpool earlier in the day. The bike ride was in aid of Brain Tumour research and the successful riders arrived at the Club late in the afternoon in time to enjoy the Club’s beer festival. The Club also arranged for a tombola and charity auction to take place when the riders arrived which raised over £2,800 which will be donated to Brain Tumour research in addition to the individual sponsorship raised by the riders.

The ACC commends the Club on its second successful beer festival and for its strong focus on raising money for good causes and wishes the Club every success for its next beer festival.





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