Cheers for charity!

Wood Richardson Wakefield Festival of Beer lrPrinting experts, Wood Richardson, have announced that they have become the printing partner and one of the Silver Package sponsors of the popular Wakefield Festival of Beer, due to be held at Unity Works in the centre of Wakefield on 19 and 20th June 2015.

This is the third year the event has been run, with the aim of raising money for three local charities, as follows:

  • Levi’s Star, a children’s brain tumour charity which was established in memory of Levi Ringer, who tragically lost his precious life to a brain tumour, at 6 1/2 years old. Levi’s Star supports children with brain tumours and their families throughout Yorkshire.
  • Wakefield Hospice, which is committed to providing the highest level of symptom management and care for people who have advanced active, progressive and life threatening illness.
  • Round Table Community Service, which supports people, community groups and worthy causes in and around the Wakefield area.

As part of their sponsorship package, Wood Richardson have produced all the posters and tickets for the event, plus all the barrel labels which will be displayed on the kegs. Each of the items has been produced on the company’s digital printers, enabling quick turnaround and a high quality finish.

Promising to offer a larger and more diverse range of beers than ever before, the Festival will be showcasing around 80 beers and ciders to up to 700 guests per session over the two days, accompanied by a range of artisan street food and live music. Last year the event raised over £7,500 for the three charities and this year organisers expect to double this figure.

Alan Coulson, Sales Director, Wood Richardson said: “The Wakefield Festival of Beer is going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be involved and help raise money for these very worthwhile charities. As a business, we have a strong client base in Wakefield and the West Yorkshire area and hope to be welcoming many of those clients at the Festival to sample some of the beers on offer.”

Tim Falconer, Secretary of the Wakefield Round Table and one of the organisers of the Festival commented: “We’d like to thank Wood Richardson for their continued support of the Festival and look forward to welcoming them and their guests. We work very hard each year to raise as much money as possible and put on a great event, and this year there will be a new wave of edgy and experimental brewers as well as more established, legendary Yorkshire beers – ensuring that there is a something for everyone to enjoy.”

Based in purpose built facilities in York, Wood Richardson was established in 1905 and has been run by the Richardson family since the 1920s. Its ongoing investment in the latest technology and innovations in print and production machinery combines with the skills and experience of a century of craftsmanship to provide a team of print experts. Dynamic and responsive, the company works closely with a wide range of customers throughout Yorkshire, delivering high quality print and customer service.

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