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Sunshine for 'cracking' Helston Rotary beer festival: PICTURES
3:00pm Friday 12th July 2013 in News
Held in a marquee at the back of the Wheal Dream, on golf club ground, there were more than 20 Cornish beers for visitors to sample over the three days, between Friday and Sunday, whilst raising money for Rotary charities.
This year's club president Ivor Mann said the whole event went well, particularly the Friday night when a lot of locals attended. They were entertained by music from the Jumping Out Duo.
Saturday was a family day, with entertainment for youngsters such as a bouncy castle and face painting, and music from the Oggy Men. Then, in the evening, Bossio Brass and the Derek Harris Experience both took to the stage.
Sunday was slightly quieter in terms of numbers, largely down to the sunny weather and the Wimbledon final taking place in the afternoon, although those that did attend could watch the tennis on a large TV set up specially and also hear music from the Cadgwith Singers.
At the end of the three days more than £2,000 was raised for Chestnut Prostate Cancer Research and other local Rotary charities.
Describing the three days overall as “cracking,” Mr Mann said: “It was a very successful event. All Rotarians were on a shift at some time or another - everybody helped out. It was a good thing for the club and the general public.”
He thanked the Wheal Dream and adjoining golf club for hosting the event, as well as all the sponsors and all those who “supped the beer” and donated raffle prizes.
There were free soft drinks for children and drivers, with the club also organising a free shuttle bus bringing people from RNAS Culdrose main gate and the Tesco bus stop, before dropping them back again at the end of the night to wherever they needed - even as far as Porkellis.
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