BEER enthusiasts from across the North will once more converge on a small patch of Yorkshire countryside in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).
Tickets to the third annual CornShed Charity Beer Festival have now gone on sale and organisers expect the event to sell out as fast as it has in its previous years. More than £15,000 has been raised for GNAAS at those events.
The event is hosted by Judy Kitching MBE and her two daughters Martha and Annie, at their home at Sexhow Park Farm, near Hutton Rudby, on Saturday September 6.
The festival is run in conjunction with Cleveland Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and will feature more than fifty real ales as well as ciders, perries, wines, soft drinks and food. It will run from 3pm until midnight.
Mrs Kitching, a former French teacher at Hustler School, in Middlesbrough said: “We’re all really excited to get started. We couldn’t do it without our army of volunteers who give up so much of their time to make the event a huge success.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming back acts that have played for us at CornShed events many times before. Both festival-goers and artists love coming because the atmosphere is electric and there’s so many drink options on offer, especially at the beer festival.”
There will be live music from bands including The Happy Cats, theProject, American Girl, Taylor Made and Steal Strings.
Mandy Drake, deputy director at GNAAS, said: “We know tickets will sell fast because of the popularity and reputation of Judy’s events.
“We now need sponsors for beer barrels. If any businesses are willing to sponsor a barrel for £100 to support the charity please get in touch.”
Mrs Kitching has raised more than £200,000 for good causes through CornShed events which she founded in memory of her husband, Jim, who died in a farming accident at the age of 38.
Tickets are £10 and are available by phone only 01325 487 263. Please order and pick tickets up at the gate.