Cheers! Wymondham rugby club gears up for annual charity beer festival

A man holding three pints of beer at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in Olympia London, Keni

A man holding three pints of beer at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in Olympia London, Keningston, London, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ale lovers will be able to toast to the new rugby season when a popular three-day beer festival returns to south Norfolk.

A selection of the beers available at the Wymondham Rugby Club beer festival. Picture: Supplied

A selection of the beers available at the Wymondham Rugby Club beer festival. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

The Wymondham Rugby Football Club will host their annual festival from September 5 to 7, with local causes set to benefit from a share of the profits.

More than 60 real ales and ciders will be on tap all weekend from 4pm, with live music, a barbecue and a hog roast also available.

There will be free camping all weekend and a family fun day on Sunday, with stalls, rides and live entertainment.

Alongside the festival will be senior rugby matches and a touch rugby tournament.


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Brett Larke, festival chairman, said: 'A lot of work goes into this weekend and it's one of our most popular events of the whole year.

'The greatest challenge is getting the beer list right as not surprisingly everyone's got different ideas. This year we've got more than ever before, around 50 real ales and a dozen ciders from across East Anglia, so we should keep people happy.'

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This year, the club have chosen Wymondham-based cancer charity Star Throwers and the East Anglian Air Ambulance to receive a 20pc share of the profits. Last year, the charities received more than £1,000 each.

Amy Franklin, EAAA fundraising manager, said: 'We are delighted that Wymondham Rugby Club has chosen to support us as one of their nominated charities and we can't wait for this year's event. All the money raised will help us to continue our lifesaving work.'

Wymondham RFC has more than 1,000 members, fielding senior, ladies, youth and Minis teams.

The festival will run from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Entry costs £2 and beer and cider costs £3.

Entry on Sunday is free, when activities will run from 12pm to 5pm.

Do you know of something happening in Wymondham, Attleborough or Hethersett we should be shouting about? Let us know by emailing reporter Lauren Cope on Lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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