Wisbech Brewers, Elgood & Sons, were delighted to hand over a cheque for £1,500 to The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House at the Brewery’s Christmas Open Weekend.
A raffle and other competitions held over the course of the weekend realised £383. Prizes included a homemade Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding, donated by Elgood’s employee Sheila Wright, who first came up with the idea of holding a raffle in support of the Hospice. Other prizes included a ham donated by Plater’s Family Butchers of Wisbech, beer donated by the Brewery and several items donated by the various Craft Stall holders.
The proceeds from the weekend were added to those raised at various other events throughout the year, including the annual Jazz in the Garden afternoon organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer, which this year raised a spectacular £522. Other donations included booking fees from the Craft Fairs in May and September, which raised £420, £200 from Elgood’s Beer Festival, as well as various individual donations from staff and visitors.
After receiving the cheque from Elgood’s Chairman, Nigel Elgood, Lindsey Atkin of Tapping House said “The Norfolk Hospice are extremely grateful to all the team at Elgood’s Brewery for their continued support. It is good to know that money raised locally will be put to use to help local patients and their families.”