Harleston beer festival raises more than £5,000
A new beer festival has been declared a success.
The Harleston and District Round Table spent months planning the fundraising festival, which was held at the town’s Swan Hotel on May 31 and June 1.
More than 600 people attended, with music going on well into the evening.
It raised more than £5,000 for local causes.
Some will also be invested for future events.
“This event is by far the biggest fundraising effort in Harleston Round Table’s recent history and it was great that so many people came out to support it,” said vice-chairman Marc Drury.
“We are still totalling up the final money raised, but it will go to local good causes.
“Recent beneficiaries of our donations have been Archbishop Sancroft High School, Alburgh and Denton Primary School and Waveney Foodbank.”
The group meets socially every two weeks and also arranges the town’s Santa’s sleigh, as well as other events.