ORGANISERS have hailed Wolverley’s first ever beer festival a resounding success.
The two-day event, which took place at Wolverley Memorial Hall on Saturday and Sunday (September 26 and 27), raised more than £4,000 for the Wolverley Memorial Project.
The project aims to redevelop the Memorial Site to create a new community facility for the people of the village and the surrounding area, as well as a continuing memorial to the fallen from Wolverley.
Lindsay White, project publicity officer, said: “The team of volunteers, who worked tirelessly all weekend were overwhelmed with support for this event and had to get further supplies of beer and ciders.
“It was also a fantastic community occasion with people of all ages enjoying their weekend at the event. The fine weather helped of course, and there was a great response from everyone who attended.
“As well as some great beers and ciders, all from local breweries, the event featured some amazing local bands performing throughout the weekend, all of whom had donated their time and talents.
“The Wolverley Memorial Project was established in 2014, the centenary of the Great War, by an enthusiastic team of local people who want to create a new memorial facility for the fallen of Wolverley, and a new hub for today’s community.
“Through community fundraising, such as this event, and through the support of funds and grants, we hope to raise £1.2m for this regeneration project. It is a large task, but with a strong project team, and in partnership with the community, we are optimistic of creating an exciting legacy.
“Due to the outstanding success of this first beer festival in Wolverley, the organisers are hoping to make this an annual event, and certainly many people commented this was the best local beer festival they had been to.”