The brewery at Marlow Bottom held their 6th biennial open weekend with free beer on offer to visitors who were asked to donate to the charity’s Appeal for Wycombe Hospital. Over 6,000 visitors tried the brewery’s current range of cask conditioned beers and a special ale brewed exclusively for the weekend, consuming around 14,000 pints by Sunday evening. With a BBQ running all day, Club Django, The Shirt Lifters, The Maidenhead Brass Band and Sound Force providing entertainment and the sun shining, a great time was had by all.
Mark Gloyens, head brewer and a Trustee of Scannappeal, said ‘We are delighted to have beaten the amount raised in 2009 by over £10,000! None of this would have been possible without the huge number of staff and volunteers who worked to make it so successful, and the musicians who provided the entertainment. Special thanks are also due to the Jameson family at Bencome Farm who allowed 6,000 people to invade their home by providing parking in the fields.’
All funds raised will go towards Scannappeal’s £125,000 HeartScan Appeal for a 3D heart scanner system for Wycombe Hospital. Amanda Martin, Scannappeal’s Director, said ‘We are so grateful to everyone at Rebellion for their support this weekend, and to all the visitors who gave so generously. The amount raised is literally a life-saver in two ways: donations have fallen sharply in recent months so these funds are desperately needed for us to achieve our aim of purchasing the heart scanner this year and, of course, the scanner itself will save many lives in the future.’ £30,000 will buy a specialist 3D scanning probe which is an essential part of the scanner. There is still £50,000 to raise for this Appeal.
Further information: contact Mark Gloyens at Rebellion Brewery (01628 401884) or Amanda Martin at Scannappeal (01494 734161)