Cheers! Thousands of pounds raised at charity beer festival in Wellingborough

The Plumbco beer festival
The Plumbco beer festival

Drinkers not only raised their glasses, but helped raise £9,000 to be split between two good causes.

Plumbco held its annual beer festival in a marquee at its premises in Finedon Road, Wellingborough, last weekend.

The two-day event was well attended

The two-day event was well attended

As well as having more than 30 real ales on offer, the event was raising money for Glamis Hall in Wellingborough and the Talbot Butler ward at Northampton General Hospital.

The firm has supported Glamis Hall for a number of years.

But it chose to support the hospital as well this year after Plumbco’s director Andrew Goodey was diagnosed with leukaemia last year.

Following a year-long course of treatment, he has made a full recovery and wanted to use the fundraiser to say thank you for the ‘exceptional’ care and support he received from the hospital’s medical staff.

The event raised �9,000

The event raised �9,000

Graham Campbell from Glamis Hall said: “Everyone had a great time at the Plumbco beer festival with both days having an excellent turn-out.

“Luke the Drifter played on both days with everyone thoroughly enjoying all the bands.

“Shannondore were superb on Saturday night then on Sunday the open mic had a good turn-out followed by the Jail breakers with Slim 47 ending the festival with a superb set on Sunday night.

“So many good people contributed to raising money for the good causes.

“Plumbco’s managing director Andrew Goodey was constantly updating everyone on how much they had raised followed by cheers from the packed marquee.

“The final amount to be split between Glamis Hall and the Talbot Butler ward was an astounding £9,000.

“We would all like to thank Andrew Goodey, Karl Howell and all the Plumbco staff that helped make this year’s festival such a success.”

And he added: “These funds donated to Glamis Hall are vital for the long-term running of the centre.

“Plumbco are such a fantastic company and have helped us so much over the years with their support and it is truly appreciated.”

The beer festival took place on May 27 and May 28.