Manchester Beer and Cider Festival supports Breast Cancer Care

The Manchester Beer and Cider Festival has chosen Breast Cancer Care as the official charity for 2016 and 2017.

Manchester’s biggest beer festival from 20 – 23 January 2016, will see over 13,000 people descend upon Manchester Central, to taste some of the best beers, ciders and perries from the UK and Europe. As part of the event, Breast Cancer Care will be raising funds and promoting local services for people affected by breast cancer.

Throughout Greater Manchester, Breast Cancer Care supports anyone facing breast cancer through a variety of services, such as their Moving Forward courses at Salford Royal Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital.

Penny Berisford, from Stockport, helps facilitate the Moving Forward course and will volunteer at the Festival, says: “Breast Cancer Care was there for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I phoned the Helpline several times – they answered questions when I couldn’t speak to the medical staff or my breast care nurse. They really helped to allay any fears that I had about treatment.

“Since then, volunteering has been a rewarding experience and I love getting out in the community and telling people about the charity. I feel it’s important for me to help as all the money raised will go towards helping women who, like me, are facing breast cancer. Just to be able to tell one more person about Breast Cancer Care, will mean that one more person will not have to face breast cancer alone.”

Anna Foley, Community Fundraiser at Breast Cancer Care says: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of CAMRA and the festival organisers. Not only will this event help us to raise money for Breast Cancer Care’s vital services, it will also help ensure more people know we are here for anyone facing breast cancer. Whether it is your Mum, sister, aunt or uncle, we provide care, support and information from day one.”

Festival Organiser Graham Donning says: “Our visitors are attracted by the opportunity to sample some of the best beers in Britain, but we know they are also a generous lot. From a long list of charities, I’m pleased our organising team chose Breast Cancer Care as our charity partner. Their support will improve the festival experience, and swell the number of volunteers involved in staging this major event.”

Over 500 British beers, ciders and perries will be available to enjoy in the main hall, alongside foreign beers from Europe and further afield.

Organisers are anticipating bigger crowds than 2015’s record-breaking attendance. Advance tickets are available from the festival website, and its Facebook page.

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For further information contact::


David Rigby, Festival Press Contact
Via contact page

Breast Cancer Care

Anna Foley, Community Fundraiser (North and Midlands)
Telephone: 0114 263 6482

Notes to editors:

In line with the NHS guidelines Breast Cancer Care recommends women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week. Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week, no more than four units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.

About Breast Cancer Care:

When you have breast cancer, everything changes. Time becomes measured in appointments. The next scan. The next results. The next challenge.

At Breast Cancer Care, we understand the emotions, challenges and decisions you face every day. So, from the day you notice something’s not right to the day you begin to move forward, we’ll be here to help you through.

Whether you want to speak to our nurses, download our specialist information or connect with volunteers who have faced what you are facing now, we can help you feel more in control.

For care, support and information from day one, call our nurses free on 0808 800 6000 or visit

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