Sponsor a tipple for festive fundraiser

Shropshire businesses are being urged to get behind a festive fundraiser with a twist – of beer or gin!

Abbeyfest is a drinks festival with a difference – taking place in the iconic surroundings of Shrewsbury Abbey, there will be live music, food choices, and the chance to give back at Christmas by supporting the area’s main cancer charity – Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Oswestry-based Aico, and the team at Rix Petroleum have already given their support to the fundraiser which is being held on Friday and Saturday, 26-27 November for people to enjoy some pre-Christmas fun and festivities. Organisers now want to hear from other businesses keen to lend their support by sponsoring a beer barrel, or placing an advert in the brochure. Corporate VIP packages to attend the event are also available.

Lizzy Coleman, Events and Fundraising Officer for the charity, said everyone involved was very excited to be working in partnership with Darren Tomkins from Gindifferent in Shrewsbury Market Hall, as well as the staff at The Abbey.

“It’s great to be able to organise events again,” she said. “We are very pleased at this collaboration and AbbeyFest will be a great event for the town.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Aico and Rix Petroleum for their brilliant support, and I hope more businesses are eager to get involved by sponsoring a barrel, or just coming along with friends for a night out.

“There’s a real appetite for people to do things again and it’s great people can get together in this way again and enjoy some festive fun, while raising funds for cancer patients in Shropshire and Mid Wales.

“We will be running on Friday, 26th from 5pm, and on Saturday 27th, from 2pm. People can either turn up on the day or book tickets through our website where there’s more information available,” she added.

For information on sponsorship packages email Helen Knight at [email protected]