Festival Charity


Festival Charity sought for 2016 & 2017

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is pleased to have helped Henshaws Society for Blind People raise almost £7000 over their two year association with the festival.

Looking further ahead, MBCF is looking for a new charity partner and is inviting applications from charities who wish to benefit from a similar association for the 2016 and 2017 events. The chosen charity will be offered a free promotional stall and free rein to collect loose change from customers at the event which is expected to attract in around 12,000 visitors. They will also be promoted on the festival website, posters, flyers and in the festival programme.

At such a large event, there are plentiful other opportunities for fundraising which could also add value to the festival customer experience. Those organisations submitting innovative ideas for additional activities will be looked upon favourably by the organisers.

Although charities are encouraged to seek their own sponsors, if required, the festival sponsorship manager will assist the chosen charity in obtaining a sponsor for their time at the festival.

Any successful applicant would be expected to provide sufficient Volunteers to run 2 cloakrooms as well as sell programmes to the public from various locations within the Venue.  The successful applicants will receive a share of the income from the aforementioned along-with any other finances they can raise from members of the public with collection boxes etc.

Charities are invited to contact the festival organiser outlining their charitable aims, the number of volunteers they would expect to assist the festival, examples of similar events they have participated in and suggestions for activities which they would be willing to run. Applications should be sent to organiser (at) mancbeerfest.uk by no later than 1st March 2015.


CHARITY HOPES TO RAISE THE BAR AT MANCHESTER BEER FESTIVAL!

Henshaws Society for Blind People is hoping to top last year’s amount raised as they prepare to be the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival’s (MBCF) chosen charity for the second year running.

Following a successful event earlier this year, when Henshaws raised £2,750 at the beer festival, MBCF is delighted to welcome back the charity to the event which will be held at the Velodrome in Manchester in 2015.

One of the oldest charities in the UK, serving Manchester for nearly 200 years, Henshaws is a specialist charity which offers a crucial lifeline to all those affected by sight loss within Greater Manchester and beyond. They provide expert support, advice and training and help hundreds of visually impaired and disabled people each year to develop the skills and independence they need to lead lives that are as full and independent as possible.

Glen Lockett, Henshaws’ Head of Fundraising, said: “We’re thrilled to chosen once again to be Manchester Beer and Cider Festival’s preferred charity. The money raised at the festival for Henshaws will help us continue our life changing services for those affected by sight loss and other disabilities. We’re urging everyone to come down and grab a beer and support Henshaws!”

The Beer Festival’s chosen charity is given a promotional stall and free rein to collect loose change from customers at the event which is expected to attract in excess of 12,000 visitors. They will also be promoted on the festival website, posters, flyers and in the festival programme.

This year Henshaws is sponsored by Printerbased Limited printer specialists based in Ashton-Under-Lyne www.printerbase.co.uk

Festival organiser Graham Donning said:

“We are delighted to welcome back Henshaws and look forward to working with them in 2015 to raise the profile of their work and raise funds to support their activities. At such a large event, there are endless opportunities for fundraising which could also add value to the festival customer experience.”

Manchester’s first Beer and Cider Festival which was held in January this year, was an unprecedented success. More than 10,000 people attended MBCF at the National Cycling Centre with all 16 bars being drunk dry by the Saturday afternoon.

Now work is well underway on the second event which is set to be even bigger and better. MBCF will take over the whole of the Velodrome in January 2015 adding at least three brand new bars including two mixed cask ale bars, a second cider and perry bar and a number of brewery bars.

For more information about the festival visit www.mancbeerfest.uk

For further information contact:

Clare Barber
07545 600 825
press (at) mancbeerfest.uk

Notes to Editors:

1) Henshaws Society for Blind People provide expert care, advice and training to local people affected by sight loss and other disabilities, right where it’s needed most.
Henshaws work throughout the north of England, with centres and communities in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Newcastle and Yorkshire. There is also Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre and specialist Henshaws College, a unique further education college for students aged 16-22.
2) The Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is organised by the Greater Manchester Branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

3) Advance tickets are priced at £3 for entry during Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime and £6 for Friday evening after 5pm (all prices plus 10% booking fees). Early bird discount code will be active until midnight on 20th November.
4) The 2014 festival attracted over 10,000 visitors who drank over 40,000 pints of beer, cider and perry. The 2015 festival will have another 17,000 pints available.


Festival Charity – Henshaws

HenshawsManchester Beer & Cider Festival is pleased to welcome back Henshaws Society For Blind People as our festival charity for a second year.

In 2014, Henshaws raised £2750 at MBCF. Louise Walmsley from Henshaws said “Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the festival organisers and all of the CAMRA members and visitors who donated – we really do appreciate every penny!”

Henshaws Society for Blind People is a specialist charity providing expert support, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss. Their principal object is the relief of people who are blind or visually impaired through the provision of services, care, facilities, support, advice, education and training. They also work with people with other disabilities, and because sight loss and disability affects family, friends and colleagues, they work with them too.

Henshaws is one of the oldest charities in the UK, opening in Manchester in 1837. Throughout
their more than 170 years of history they’ve built a reputation for trust and expertise. Their services support children and babies, their families, young and older people by providing reassurance, practical support and in some cases simply companionship. They help hundreds of visually impaired and disabled people each year to develop the skills and independence they need to lead lives that are as full and independent as possible.

There are almost two million people with sight problems in the UK, with this number set to soar over the next 25 years due to an ageing population and increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes. In Greater Manchester alone there are 17,775 registered blind and partially sighted people – this is just the tip of the iceberg however, with current estimates that only one in six people with a visual impairment are registered as such. At a time when statutory services are being cut, Henshaws continue to offer a crucial lifeline to all those affected by sight loss within Greater Manchester and beyond.

Henshaws work throughout the North of England, with centres and communities in Manchester, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Merseyside and Newcastle. They also have an Arts & Crafts Centre and specialist college, a unique further education college for students aged 16-22. Each centre offers different services and programmes – but they all have a common goal: to enable the people who use our services to live an independent and fulfilling life.

www.printerbase.co.ukThanks to www.printerbase.co.uk for sponsoring Henshaws at MBCF 2015. Visit their website for all your printing needs.

 

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival are delighted to be supporting Henshaws again and look forward to working with them to raise the profile of their work and raise funds to support their activities.

www.henshaws.org.uk

www.facebook.com/Henshaws

@henshaws

 


Festival Charity 2014 – Henshaws

HenshawsThe festival charity for 2014 is Henshaws Society For Blind People.

Henshaws Society for Blind People is a specialist charity providing expert support, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss. Their principal object is the relief of people who are blind or visually impaired through the provision of services, care, facilities, support, advice, education and training. They also work with people with other disabilities, and because sight loss and disability affects family, friends and colleagues, they work with them too.

Henshaws is one of the oldest charities in the UK, opening in Manchester in 1837. Throughout
their more than 170 years of history they’ve built a reputation for trust and expertise. Their services support children and babies, their families, young and older people by providing reassurance, practical support and in some cases simply companionship. They help hundreds of visually impaired and disabled people each year to develop the skills and independence they need to lead lives that are as full and independent as possible.

There are almost two million people with sight problems in the UK, with this number set to soar over the next 25 years due to an ageing population and increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes. In Greater Manchester alone there are 17,775 registered blind and partially sighted people – this is just the tip of the iceberg however, with current estimates that only one in six people with a visual impairment are registered as such. At a time when statutory services are being cut, Henshaws continue to offer a crucial lifeline to all those affected by sight loss within Greater Manchester and beyond.

Henshaws work throughout the North of England, with centres and communities in Manchester, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Merseyside and Newcastle. They also have an Arts & Crafts Centre and specialist college, a unique further education college for students aged 16-22. Each centre offers different services and programmes – but they all have a common goal: to enable the people who use our services to live an independent and fulfilling life.

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival are delighted to be supporting Henshaws and look forward to working with them to raise the profile of their work and raise funds to support their activities.

www.henshaws.org.uk

www.facebook.com/Henshaws

@henshaws

 


Festival Charity Sought

The first Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, to be held at the National Cycling Centre’s iconic Velodrome, Manchester in January 2014 is offering one lucky charity the opportunity to associate themselves with the new event.

The festival is being organised by the same team who ran the National Winter Ales Festival (NWAF) in Manchester continuously from 2005 to 2013. During this time the festival had associations with various charities. The most recent, After Adoption, enjoyed a three-year association with the festival. During this time they managed to raise over £14,000 while also spreading the word about their aims and objectives. So successful were they that some local families have adopted children thanks to After Adoption being the NWAF festival charity.

Festival organiser Graham Donning & sponsorship manager Jim Flynn present After Adoption's Chief Fundraiser Sophie Bell with a cheque for £14,000

Festival organiser Graham Donning & sponsorship manager Jim Flynn present After Adoption’s Chief Fundraiser Sophie Bell with a cheque for £14,000

The organising committee is now inviting applications from charities who wish to benefit from a similar association for the 2014 and 2015 events.The chosen charity will be offered a free promotional stall and free rein to collect loose change from customers at the event which is expected to attract in excess of 8000 visitors. They will also be promoted on the festival website, posters, flyers and in the festival programme.

At such a large event, there are plentiful other opportunities for fundraising which could also add value to the festival customer experience. Those organisations submitting innovative ideas for additional activities will be looked upon favourably by the organisers.

Although charities are encouraged to seek their own sponsors, if required, the festival sponsorship manager will assist the chosen charity in obtaining a sponsor for their time at the festival.

Charities are invited to contact the festival organiser outlining their charitable aims, the number of volunteers they would expect to assist the festival, examples of similar events they have participated in and suggestions for activities which they would be willing to run. Applications should be sent to organiser@mancbeerfest.uk by no later than May 5th 2013.

For further information, contact festival organiser Graham Donning on organiser (at) mancbeerfest.uk or by phone on 07961 886696