Our Witney office at the Witney Beer Festival
We were happy to be the main sponsor of the 6th annual Witney Beer Festival on the May Day bank holiday weekend.
The event, organised by the Witney Round Table, was well attended and led to a complete sell-out of our sponsored beer, Filthy Rich. The festival was enjoyed by all ages, with delicious food and drink being accompanied by exciting live music and attractions.
Luke Wiseman of our Witney office attended and assisted with the event and said: “This year’s Witney Beer Festival was a fantastic occasion, attracting a huge turnout and raising thousands of pounds for local charities, as well as for the church building itself.”
He went on to say: “I am fortunate to be involved in the organisation of the day, and whilst exhausting, it is an incredible event to be involved in, and is becoming a real highlight of the year. Of the 66 beers and cider we started with, almost everything was drunk by 8.30 on the Saturday evening just as the last band finished, and we estimate we poured a pint every eight seconds!”
Witney Round Table vice chairman, Brendan Kay, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the support we received in delivering the 6th Witney Beer Festival over the bank holiday weekend. Whilst we’re yet to calculate precisely how much we’ve raised for local charities and good causes, it was clearly a successful day, enjoyed by record crowds.
“It was humbling to realise that this event draws people from around the country. Having spoken with people from Hull and Leicester who have already booked hotels for next year’s event – clearly the Beer Festival does more for the local economy than we’d previously recognised. Please bookmark 5th May 2018 in your diaries now.”
Managing director, Jonathan Walton says: “Caring for and supporting the communities we live in is very important to us at Whitley Stimpson and sponsoring events like this provides us with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate this. We congratulate the Witney Round Table on the success of this event.”