Beer&Co. set-out with the aim of creating events that we would love attending ourselves – of a distinct difference and quality – and have stuck by this principal (and hope that you like what we do). We were also sure that we wanted to support our local community – with a social responsibility – as actively as we could.
We are now really pleased to be able to say that we are now starting to achieve this goal, with the news that we have partnered with local Charity ‘Homestart Suffolk‘. This partnership will see Homestart Suffolk playing an active role in our forthcoming Saints Maritime Beer Festival 2017, – with the aim of raising funds in support of the fantastic work that the charity does with vulnerable families in Suffolk.
The partnership came about through a conversation with BBC Suffolk DJ and local promoter Stephen ‘Foz’ Foster, who just happens to be a patron of the charity. Foz told us about the amazing work that the charity is doing and put us in touch. So we met with Fundraising Officer Ella Heeney – and the match was never in doubt as soon as we met!
And while we will have to wait till August for the Festival, we are really pleased to be able to help the charities fundraising efforts before this, through their very scarily sounding – but we are sure very enjoyable – ‘JAIL & BAIL’ event on Friday 24th March 2017.
In escence, Beer&Co. Director Greg Cooper (+ other jail-birds from local company’s) will be handcuffed (for real) by two Police Officers on this date and not released until bail is achieved. Obviously we are aiming to raise as much money as we can for ‘bail’ before, during and after the event itself, and hope that you can help? Simply visit Greg’s my-donate page.
(Read more about the fundraising appeal via the Ipswich Star report)
We hope that this is just the first of many community partnerships for Beer&Co. – and that our efforts in turning a business profit are of value to others also.