The cheque presentation of the donation of £1,144.61 from sales of the Edith Cavell real ale was made by Rob Derbridge, 38th Norwich Beer Festival Organiser on behalf of the Norwich & Norfolk branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to Cavell Nurses’ Trust on 21st February.
Steven Moralee, Head of Trusts and Major Gifts at Cavell Nurses’ Trust, visited Wolf Brewery, Norfolk who brew Edith Cavell to receive the cheque and Steve said “We are extremely grateful to the Norfolk & Norwich CAMRA Branch for their donation from the sales of Edith Cavell ale at the 2015 Norwich beer festival. The fact that the beer also came second in the Bitter category at the festival is a fantastic way to celebrate the life of this heroic nurse and support nurses who are facing hardship today.”
The annual beer festival was held in St Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Halls in Norwich during the week commencing Monday 26th October 2015 and proved very popular again with around 19,000 festival attendees coming through the door during the eleven sessions with 576 pints of Wolf Brewery's Edith Cavell ale being drunk over the week.
Rob Derbridge said “Because 2015 was the 100th anniversary of nurse Edith Cavell's death, and also with our festival logo featuring Edith this year, we thought it was a great idea to help raise funds for the charity in Edith's name and support this charity. We would like to thank the public for their support and our wonderful volunteers for raising awareness throughout the week”.
Preparations for the 39th Norwich Beer Festival, which will take place from Monday the 24th October 2016, have already started including holding the first round of the logo competition. Further details of the festival will be announced in due course and, in the meantime, local companies interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Norwich Beer Festival can get in touch with the organisers now.
The photograph shows Rob Derbridge (left) presenting the cheque for £1,144.61 to Steven Moralee (right) at Wolf Brewery.