Record-breaking charity fundraising at Beer Festival
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
We celebrated 10 years of brewing success at our annual Beer Festival on 9-10 September by raising a record amount of £1,295.16 for Anthony Nolan. The charity helps to save the lives of people with blood cancer by matching bone marrow donors to recipients. One recipient was David Coatesworth, husband of Angela Coatesworth, our accounts administrator.
“Sadly David died of a rare form of Leukaemia in March, despite a bone marrow transplant that the Anthony Nolan Trust helped to find for him.” said Angela. “So when the Brewery asked staff to nominate a charity to receive this year’s festival donations, I didn’t hesitate to suggest Anthony Nolan. I was so pleased when the rest of our team agreed that it’s an excellent cause, and a way to remember David, who loved the Brewery.”
The money was raised through people donating the unused part of their beer vouchers, a raffle with prizes that included a brew day with the team and a gallon of beer, as well as cash donations on the day. The Brewery also pledged to give 25p for each pint of its specially brewed 10th anniversary beer sold at the festival. The best selling beer of the festival, 432 pints of Decennium Pale were sold over the two days and added £108 to the charity pot.
“We are so grateful that Saltaire Brewery chose to support Anthony Nolan at this year’s Beer Festival, their support makes a huge difference to our work. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the festival a huge success!” said Heather Addicott, Corporate Partnerships Assistant, Anthony Nolan.
We want to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to all the people that came to this year’s Beer Festival and very generously gave to Anthony Nolan. You did us all proud!