Bottoms up for Leeds’ charities

Morley Glass and Glazing has sponsored the seventh annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which this year raised more than £7,000 to fund projects in Leeds, as well as nationally and globally.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Roundhay, this year’s annual community charity fundraising festival debuted a gin bar alongside the 35 real ales from seven breweries and seven ciders. These were complemented by pork pies and vegetable samosas, as well as a programme of local bands.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr Jane Dowson praised the work the festival has funded in the local community.

“One of the most inspiring things I heard was the funding of a pupil from a deprived area attending Roundhay School who was sent on a one week youth sailing programme; her aim in life was to become a doctor, and she has now been offered a place at Imperial College London because the university was impressed by her get up and go attitude,” she said.

Since it began in 2012, the North Leeds Charity Beer Festival has raised over £30K for charities. As headline sponsor, Morley Glass and Glazing enjoys the chance to share in and engage with a great community event while helping good causes. 

Ian Short, managing director of Morley Glass, said: “We are delighted to have been able to sponsor the seventh annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival. This is exactly the type of initiative we like to be involved with as it perfectly reflects our ethos of giving back to local communities.”