Beer fest serves up support

Pocktoberfest presentation at the arts centre
Pocktoberfest presentation at the arts centre

BEER drinkers put the ‘sup’ into support as they helped raise more than £3,000 for local causes during the late Pocktoberfest.

The October beer-tasting event, which continues to grow each year, saw over 400 ale enthusiasts grab a glass at Pocklington Arts Centre.

And, thanks to the continual ringing of the tills, the cash poured in over the weekend as gallon upon gallon of specially-brewed beer was sold to thirsty punters.

Organised by the Pocklington and Market Weighton Round Table, once all overheads are cleared, the remaining cash is divided between local causes, including the Wolds Wonders Theatre Group and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

Cheques handed over to the charities ranged from £250 up to £750.

Committee member Bob Ellis said: “We’re delighted that the generosity of everyone involved with the event will again help benefit some very worthwhile local charities.”

Sponsors are already being sought for the 2011 event, despite it being eight months away.

Anyone wanting information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Chris Waite through the website at