Wisbech brewery raises £1,000 for Norfolk Hospice

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Wisbech brewers, Elgood and Sons, will be topping up their fundraising for a hospice at their annual Christmas event this weekend.

The brewery has already raised in excess of £1,000 for the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, at Hillington – and hopes to raise even more with a festive raffle at its open weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

A home-made Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, both made with Elgood’s beer, will be raffled off, before the year’s fundraising is officially donated to the charity in the Brewery Visitor Centre.

Elgood’s chairman, Nigel Elgood, said: “We are very proud of our association with Tapping House and everyone involved works hard to raise funds for this splendid organisation.

“This year we have raised in excess of £1,000 through our craft fairs, beer festival and other events. We hope that the proceeds of our raffle will give a considerable further boost to funds.”

This weekend’s events – from 11am-4pm on both days – include free tours of Elgood’s classic Georgian brewery and free sampling of their award-winning draught ales. There will also be free entry to the gardens, free car parking and refreshments available.

This year, for the first time, there will also be craft stalls offering unusual Christmas gifts, alongside seasonal and brewery-themed gifts in the brewery’s own shop.

The full range of Elgood’s award-winning bottled beers will be on sale and orders will be taken for draught beer in jugs and polypins for home consumption over the festive season.

For more information contact Elgood’s on 01945 583160.