Beer festival celebrates saint
PEOPLE in Beaconsfield will be able to celebrate St George’s Day in style this weekend when a beer festival takes place.
Mayor of Beaconsfield John Read has organised the event, which will take place at Beaconsfield Rugby Club on Saturday.
The fun will start at 11am and will then run into the evening, with activities set to include a tug of war, a rugby match, a fete, live music from local bands and a range of real ales, craft beer, lager and ciders.
There will be a shuttle bus service which will run all day from the venue to Beaconsfield station, so that people can enjoy the range of drinks on offer.
Mr Read said: “It’s not all about the beer.
“The event is being organised to promote and raise funds for this year’s Mayor’s Appeal, which aims to improve dementia care and raise mental health awareness in Beaconsfield and the surrounding area.”
The money raised is being ring-fenced to provide an admiral nurse for Beaconsfield, Amersham and the surrounding area.
Mr Read said: “Currently Beaconsfield, in fact all of Buckinghamshire, is like the hole in a donut with no admiral nurse or nursing team, unlike surrounding areas, and we want to change that.”
Visitors will also get the chance to watch Beaconsfield Rugby Club’s second XV play Tadley in the final home match of the season.
A statement from the club said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our club and its facilities to the good people of Beaconsfield and the surrounding area and allow many more people than usual to see our superb clubhouse and see what BRFC is all about.”
To find out more about the day, go to www. beaconsfieldbeerfestival. uk.