Beer festival for scout fund
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.”