Caption (L to R): Grant Cook (Festival Organizer), John Crossley, Veronica Emary, Tony Lucas (Cheltenham CAMRA), Peter Sharpe, Kirsty Bradbury (Cobalt Health).

Thanks to generous donations from people attending the 2nd Cheltenham Real Ale Festival, Cheltenham CAMRA were able to present a cheque for £381.25 to local charity Cobalt.

Upon leaving the festival everyone has the option of cashing in any unused beer tokens, or donating the value to charity. Each year a different local charity is chosen.

Cheltenham CAMRA Festival organizer, Grant Cook, said: “It’s a testament to the community spirit of CAMRA members and supporters that they chose to donate. We are very happy to support a charity that has such an impact on the well-being of so many local people.  

The wonderful Town Hall location, a choice of around 120 different real ales and 40 ciders and perries helps bring in dedicated drinkers to our festival. Not only do they enjoy themselves, but they are also generous supporters of the festival charity.”

Peter Sharpe, CEO, Cobalt Health said: “In order to provide the extensive scanner and treatment services, we need to raise funds from events, donations and charitable support. Donations like this make a real difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer, dementia and other life-limiting conditions.”

Kirsty Bradbury, Cobalt Fundraising Engagement Officer, said: “I would like to thank Cheltenham CAMRA, and all those who attended the festival and donated to CobaltHealth. I know, from attending last year, that the Cheltenham Real Ale Festival is a fun event with a great choice of beer, cider and perry.”

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