Denbigh Beer Festival brews up £3,000 for St Kentigern Hospice

St Kentigern Hospice is in receipt of some early Christmas cheer thanks to Denbigh Round Table and Artisan Windows Ltd, with a £3,000 donation.

The Round Table made the donation using the proceeds from their their hugely successful Denbigh Beer Festival, sponsored by local firm Artisan Windows, earlier this year.

The St Asaph based hospice had a shaky start to 2011, having to close beds after donations slumped during the recession. While those beds have now reopened, assistant fundraiser Lindsey Thomas explained that donations, such as the one from the Round Table, were vital.

“We have had a difficult year, but following appeals, donors and groups have come forward,” Lindsey said. “It is thanks to the support of groups like Denbigh Round Table we have been able to reopen beds and provide the services that are so important to our patients.”

This year’s festival was the best yet, making around £6,700, all of which will find its way to local charities.

Sponsor of Denbigh Beer Festival Ian Gibson of Artisan Windows said: “The Round Table is incredibly important to many local charities who rely on donations to provide vital services. It almost goes without saying that few charities provide more vital services than St Kentigern Hospice.”

David Jones of the Round Table said that the community support for the beer festival had been better than ever.

“This was our seventh beer festival and the best we have had yet,” he said. “Each year we try to showcase as many local brewers as possible and I have to thank the people of Denbigh and surrounds for supporting it. The biggest donation has been made to St Kentigern but the remaining profits will be donated to local causes throughout the year.”