Cheers! Beer festival helps charity

The Alnmouth Beer Festival turned pints into pounds for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Thanks have also been given to David Jobling Purser, who was the event’s main sponsor, and jazz band Swing Street, who donated time to provide an afternoon of music.

Julie Frost, from the hospice, said: “I knew the event would be hugely successful, but never suspected a donation as large as this. In fact, it’s one of the largest single donations we have ever had. We are blown away by this.” For more information about the hospice, visit hospicecare-nn.org.uk or call 01665 606515.