Fine wines for all at beer and wine fes­ti­val in aid of the RNLI

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

CON­NOIS­SEURS of fine wines and beers were in their el­e­ment at Grey­stones Ten­nis Club re­cently as a spe­cial wine and beer fair was held there in aid of the RNLI.

A crowd of around 200 peo­ple ar­rived on the night to taste all man­ner of craft beers and wines for a great cause.

‘It was a great suc­cess,’ said Joe Tay­lor, sec­re­tary of the Grey­stones Branch of the RNLI. ‘We man­aged to raise €2,200 for the lifeboat in Wick­low and ev­ery­one had a great night. De­nis Byrne of Cheers Off Li­cence in Del­gany pro­vided the beers and wines for tast­ing and peo­ple paid €10 for a ticket and got to taste all the beers and wines they wanted. I think there was a to­tal of 70 wines there on the night, so there was quite a va­ri­ety.’

The evening was put to­gether by the Grey­stones and New­town RNLI fundrais­ing branch who were de­lighted with the turnout.

‘We’re fundrais­ing all the time,’ said Joe. ‘ The or­gan­i­sa­tion is com­pletely vol­un­tary and re­lies on peo­ple’s gen­eros­ity. Un­for­tu­nately you only see it when there’s some kind of tragedy, but the RNLI do great work.’

Greg Stynes and Dav­ina Grant at the fundraiser for the RNLI.

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