Firm helps Pocklington festival keep its fizz

Members of the Pocktoberfest organising team with Round Table chairman Lee Charles and Pocklington's deputy mayor Councillor David Sykes.
Members of the Pocktoberfest organising team with Round Table chairman Lee Charles and Pocklington's deputy mayor Councillor David Sykes.

Organisers of one of the region’s best-loved fundraising events have toasted another successful year, with some help from developer Linden Homes North.

The builder sponsored the main marquee at the 12th Pocktoberfest Beer Festival, helping to raise a glass to a number of local good causes which will benefit from proceeds.

Linden Homes North sales executive Vanessa Allison with her husband Andy on the nine-mile sponsored walk.

Linden Homes North sales executive Vanessa Allison with her husband Andy on the nine-mile sponsored walk.

Around £4,000 has already been counted from the weekend’s event.

Organised by the Pocklington and Market Weighton Round Table, the revelry took place at the town’s Rugby Club – providing a packed day of beer and real ale drinking, food and a showcase of live music.

Round table vice chairman Greg Frith said: “We were delighted that Linden Homes decided to come on board again this year, and the event was another huge success.

“On behalf of all the charities and good causes which benefit from the festival – a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the event.”

Meanwhile, the company’s sales executive Vanessa Allison has been lacing up her walking boots to support the fundraising efforts of a local hospital. Taking a break from selling new homes, Vanessa, who is based at The Balk development in Pocklington, was among the many to line up for the recent nine-mile sponsored walk along part of the popular Wanderlust Way. The event was held to boost funds for the oncology and haematology department at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, and has raised around £400 so far. Vanessa, who was joined along the route by husband Andy, said: “We had a great day, made all the more satisfying by the fact that we were all raising money for such a worthy cause. The scenery on the Lincolnshire Wolds was stunning, and I’m really happy to have taken part.”