Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care held its annual beer festival, Tankards for Tuckwell, at The Empire on Aldershot’s High Street, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October.
The event was once again a huge hit with locals, who enjoyed sampling from a range of over 60 ales and ciders, all from local breweries. A delicious curry was also on offer, and everyone was entertained by fantastic live music from local bands The Dolomites, Sing Squad, The Hedge Inspectors and The Why Band.
A raffle added to the total amount raised, which topped £10,000, all of which will go directly towards helping fund the supportive and end of life care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to do this, which is why fundraising events such as Tankards for Tuckwell are so important.
“We would like to thank everyone who came along to support Tankards for Tuckwell, especially our wonderful volunteers who helped pull the pints!” said Laura Moody, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “The atmosphere was amazing and everyone had a brilliant time!”
To find out more about Phyllis Tuckwell’s forthcoming fundraising events, visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary.