Wellingborough firm raises more than £2,880 with beer festival for Glamis Hall

Andrew Goodey and Karl Howell from Plumbco presenting the cheque to Graham Campbell from Glamis Hall For All in Wellingborough
Andrew Goodey and Karl Howell from Plumbco presenting the cheque to Graham Campbell from Glamis Hall For All in Wellingborough

A Wellingborough firm turned pints into pounds with a beer festival in support of a community centre in the town.

Plumbco in Finedon Road, Wellingborough, recently held a beer festival and raised more than £2,880 for Glamis Hall.

We can’t thank their staff and customers enough for their generosity

Graham Campbell

Graham Campbell from Glamis Hall For All, the committee which runs the centre on the Queensway estate after Wellingborough Council transferred it over to them, said: “Andrew Goodey and Karl Howell from Plumbco presented us with a cheque for £2,886.66 that was kindly raised from the beer festival they held.

“We can’t thank their staff and customers enough for their generosity.

“The money will help us tremendously.

“We also held a race night that was a success and raised £588.61 so this will be on our calendar again for the future.”

The Glamis Hall For All committee took over the running of the centre in January this year after Wellingborough transferred it over to them as a community asset.

It provides a lunch club for the over-50s from 11am to 2pm every Monday to Friday with a three-course meal and activities.

They also run the well-being centre which is open from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

As well as providing a three-course meal and activities, there are other services on offer including assisted bathing for those who cannot bath or shower at home on their own.

Fundraising is an important part of their work, and they will be holding an indoor car boot sale on the first Saturday of every month.

Mr Campbell said: “We thought it would be good to hold one locally so everyone can go to one on a regular basis.

“All the big outdoor car boots, you need a car to go to.

“Everyone can come to ours in the warmth and have a cuppa and a chat while finding a bargain.”

The next event will be at the hall in Goldsmith Road from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday, November 7.

Tables are still available and can be booked by calling Sarah at Glamis Hall on 07864 106750.

For more information about Glamis Hall or to find out about volunteering there, go to www.glamishall.org.uk.