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Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival raises £1,500 for Home-Start charity

PUBLISHED: 13:49 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 07 September 2017

Fundraising for Home-Start took place at the Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

Fundraising for Home-Start took place at the Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

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Home-Start east Suffolk has been boosted by more than £1,500 thanks to the generosity of beer drinkers at the Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival in Ipswich.

Fundraising for Home-Start took place at the Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival. Picture: DARIO VITELLINIFundraising for Home-Start took place at the Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

The festival was organised by local brewers Beer&Co. to tie in with the Maritime Festival, and featured the family support charity fundraising across the weekend.

The fundraising was raised through entry fees, customer donations and sale of commemorative beer glasses.

Tara Somers, executive manager at Home-Start, said: “We are always looking for new and innovative ideas for raising money and were delighted to be asked to partner this event.

“It was a great opportunity for raising the profile of Home-Start whilst building new links and having a lot of fun!”

Beer&Co.’s next event is the Saints Oktoberfest running on September 15 and 16, featuring German beers served in traditional steins, street foot and an oompah band.

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