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Harleston and District Round Table’s Beer Festival pulls in the crowds





The drink flowed at the fifth annual Harleston and District Round Table Beer Festival.

The two-day event – held on June 21 and 22 – raised more than £8,000, which will be used for good causes.

More than 900 visitors drank a total of 2,400 pints of beer and cider, while demolishing some 600 burgers and hotdogs.

Steve Berger, Sean Fairfield, Terry Pegg and John Graham. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Steve Berger, Sean Fairfield, Terry Pegg and John Graham. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Alan Williamson, Paul Sayer, Jamie Dougan, Ian Johnson and Andy Day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Alan Williamson, Paul Sayer, Jamie Dougan, Ian Johnson and Andy Day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Sam Norfolk performing on stage at the Harleston and District Round Table’s annual beer festival at the Swan Hotel in the town. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Sam Norfolk performing on stage at the Harleston and District Round Table’s annual beer festival at the Swan Hotel in the town. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some of the bar staff from the Round Table and Harleston Magpies Hockey Club. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some of the bar staff from the Round Table and Harleston Magpies Hockey Club. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Vice-chairman Rob Vincent said: “The idea came about from members wanting a fundraising event in the town, so all the funds could go back into the local community.

“Every year, we have such a great turnout and this was no exception. We would like to thank all the people who came, the volunteers and sponsors, as without all of them, this would not happen.”

Members of the Harleston Magpies hockey team helped at the event and some of the money from the event will go to towards resurfacing their pitch.

Marc Cattermole, Anthony Daines, Charlie Quinn, Warren Bremner and Karl Brett. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Marc Cattermole, Anthony Daines, Charlie Quinn, Warren Bremner and Karl Brett. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Heidi Marie performing on stage at the beer festival. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Heidi Marie performing on stage at the beer festival. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Jack Adlard of Village Green Cider. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Jack Adlard of Village Green Cider. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Rob Vincent and Jack Adlard with the Beer De-Cider wheel. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Rob Vincent and Jack Adlard with the Beer De-Cider wheel. Picture: Mark Bullimore

This is the biggest fundraiser for the group, but they also organise the town’s Santa Sleigh Run to raise more money.”

Mr Vincent said: “We put on these events so that we can give more back to the community.

“Good causes can then approach us for funds and we can look at what we can do for them.”

For more details on the Round Table, go to its Facebook page.



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