Festival raises £3k for military charity

North Northumberland’s commitment to drinking beer at the start of this month led to a £3,000 boost for charity.

The Red Lion, in Alnmouth, held its fifth annual beer festival over the first weekend of the month, from Friday, October 3, to Sunday, October 5.

With all of the money now cashed and counted, it has been revealed that more than £3,000 was raised for Help for Heroes, more than £1,000 up on the total from 2013.

Landlady Jane McHugh said: “We are to delighted to say it was a huge success and would like to say a big thank-you to all who sponsored the event.”

The three-day festival featured 30 beers and ciders from around the UK, from breweries such as Roosters, Allendale, Cullercoats, Wylam, Tempest, Anarchy and Thistly Cross ciders.

Attendees paid a £10 entry fee and then for extra beer and cider tokens.