Cheers to Festiv-ale

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Oragansiers of the FestivALE event in Bailiff Bridge have handed over thousands of pounds to two charities.

After the successful event at the Bailiffe Bridge Community Centre in October 2015, committee members Doreen Lever and Janet Lever-Backhouse visited their nominated charities and present them with the cheques.

The FestivALE was a great success, selling out of nearly all of the ale over the two days, Barclays bank kindly match funded the profit made from the event.

Presentations of £1,350 were made to Overgate Hospice and the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

Mark Feasey, one of the organisers of FestivALE, said: “Everyone on the committee is delighted with the success and the amount of money raised and plans are already in place for FestivALE 2016.”

The FestivALE returned for a fourth year and showcased 18 ales and four real ciders from across the UK.

“When I got approached four years ago, I could not have imagined how successful this would turn out,” added Mark

“This event has now become a permanent fixture in the calendar.”