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Real Ale Drinkers Raise A Glass For Charity

Beerex MV Freedom

4:43pm 14th August 2013
(Updated 4:44pm 14th August 2013)

Real ale drinkers in Dorchester have raised thousands of pounds for good causes.

Dorchester Beerex has handed out the profits from this year's festival at the Corn Exchange.

£2,500 was given to MV Freedom - a Weymouth boat for people with disabilities.

Other good causes to benefit included West Dorset women's refuge and the Dorchester Disabled Club were given £650 to put towards a new mini bus.

£650 to the Dorchester Child Contact Center.

Over £1000.00 was raised via the raffle for the Round Table Children's Wish Appeal.

The festival is organised by a committee made up of representatives of West Dorset Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) and Dorchester RoundTable; supported via volunteers over the weekend. This year's festival chairman was Richard Bates from West Dorset CAMRA who said "I am delighted to have been responsible for chairing the committee and raising funds for such good local causes and would like to thank all who assisted in any way with Beerex 2013".

Chrissie Payne said on behalf of the M.V Freedom crew "The money donated will go towards running the boat and giving more people the opportunity to experience the Jurassic coast from the sea."

Next year's Dorchester Beerex will be held in the Corn Exchange on the 7& 8th of February.

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