Making charity dough from beer and bangers

Richard Lea (left)
Richard Lea (left)
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The countdown is on for the first ever Beer and Banger Festival in Walmer Bridge.

The event, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Walmer Bridge Village Hall in Gill Lane, aims to draw ale lovers in from far and wide, raising up to £20,000 for local good causes.

There will be 43 real ales on offer including Brambling Cross - a new ale from the Fuzzy Duck Brewery in Poulton, and the relaunched PNE 1880 Ale from Harts Brewery, to celebrate PNE’s recent promotion.

There will also be five lagers, five ciders and 1,500 hot dogs of nine varieties available.

Soft drinks will be made available free of charge for children and drivers.

Eleven bands have also signed up for entertainment.

Organiser Richard Lea said: “We’re hoping for large crowds and hopefully the weather will be good.

“A neighbour said to me, with 43 different beers at £2.50 each and all those varieties of hot dogs, what more can you ask for?

“It’s also an ideal way to celebrate Father’s Day.”

Tickets cost £5 each and are available from Vic’s garage in 7 Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge.

The festival runs from 7pm to 11pm on Friday, from 1pm to 11pm on Saturday and 1pm to 8pm on Sunday.

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