Brendoncare staff will be pulling pints at Alton Beer Festival

Staff from Brendoncare Alton will be helping out at the forthcoming Alton Beer Festival, which takes place on May 29th and 30th. Festival-goers are being encouraged to try something new whilst raising money for charity.

Brendoncare Alton is part of registered charity Brendoncare, and has benefitted from donations from the Beer Festival in recent years. The home’s Administrator Vicci Elliott will be helping to pull pints at this year’s festival, and says: “Thanks to the Beer Festival, over the years we’ve been able to purchase equipment that helps us to really make a difference to residents here – things like a coffee machine, garden benches and new furniture for our reception. We are really grateful for their continued support.”

February’s Beer Festival raised over £11,000 for local charities, and the organisers Peter and Ysanne Legg hope to make May’s event even more successful. With a wide selection of beers, ciders and wines, along with food and music, it promises to be a fabulous evening, which will raise money for a variety of local charities, as well as Scout and Guide groups. Local bands including Here be Dragons, Beat Route and Black Sheep have been confirmed for the three sessions.

Tickets for each session (Friday evening, Saturday lunch and Saturday evening) are £5, and the beer / cider is only £3 per pint. Tickets can be purchased online at, or from either the Railway Arms in Alton or the Queens Head in Holybourne. More information is available by telephoning the organisers on 01420 89418.

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