Beer festival for scout fund

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A SCOUT group held a beer festival to raise money for im­prove­ments to their hut.

The 2nd Bolling­ton Scout Group hosted the Hut Beer Festival in aid of its head­quar­ters which is 50 years old and in need of ren­o­va­tion.

It was the de­but event and fea­tured two ses­sions for ale fans.

The event raised an im­pres­sive £2,000 for group funds to go to­wards the hut, which is used by Bolling­ton chil­dren and groups.

Ru­pert Dear­den, from the group, said: “It was a fan­tas­tic money-rais­ing event in aid of start­ing a fund for the scout hut ren­o­va­tion project.

“There were two ses­sions, one in the af­ter­noon and an­other in the evening, raised over £2,000 in profit for the group.

“There was live mu­sic from lo­cal bands The Wooden Ro­bots and The Bra­can­niers which as­sisted in mak­ing the event a great suc­cess.”

The scout hut on Al­bert Road, Bolling­ton, is more than 50 years old and is used by over 400 chil­dren and adults ev­ery week.

Ru­pert said: “The money is go­ing to­wards re­fur­bish­ment of the hut it­self and we are hop­ing to re­peat this great event next year.

“Lo­cal spon­sors and brewers pro­vided much needed funds and fan­tas­tic beer.

“James Sidaway, one of Cub lead­ers, thought up the fundrais­ing idea and to see it come to fruition was an amaz­ing achieve­ment.”

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