Now in it’s 5th year the Haddenham Beer Festival has raised in excess of £28,000 for local charities and good causes including in excess of £8000 in 2018!
Organisations receiving cheques this year included Arthur Rank Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Brownies, Haddenham Over 60’s Club, The Bonfire Committee, Haddenham Pre-School, Haddenham Library, Big H Tumble & The Ark Baby and Toddler Group plus many more! Funds from the festival have also been used to support the village Christmas tree and a local teen’s trip to teach deprived children first aid in Kenya.
By far and away the biggest grant was to the Robert Arkenstall School which needed funds to create a “Safe and Sound Woodland Learning Environment” which will be especially helpful to those pupils who wear hearing aids and those who suffer from temporary hearing impairment due to ENT conditions like glue ear, seasonal allergies and common coughs and colds.
The school will now be able to create a multi-purpose nurture and small learning space, a space for the youngest children to feel safe and sound if overwhelmed by any part of life whilst at school. The room will be used daily by teachers, parents, nurses and play therapists.
Head Teacher Mrs Bonney said “This £2000 grant means that we can achieve our first fully acoustically safe and sound space for learning”
The committee would like to say a big “Thank You” to outgoing Chair Toby Bush who steps down this year. Toby has worked extremely hard to create a wonderful community event that has now become a staple of the village calendar. Under the guidance of the new Chair Rowanne Harrit the committee are already busy planning next year’s event, so be sure to save the date – Friday 5th July, Saturday 6th July & Sunday 7th July 2019
Press release from Haddenham Beer Festival