MP Jonathan Reynolds joined hundreds of Stalybridge residents to enjoy live music and a choice of real ales at the town’s annual Beer Festival.
Around 650 people flocked to Stalybridge Civic Hall to sample some of the 36 beers and cask ales that were on offer as part of the two-day festival – with many people popping in on both days.
The event – organised this year by the Rotary Club of Ashton-under-Lyne and the Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club – raises funds for local and international charities.
This year organisers believe the event could have raised as much as £7000, which will be shared between Willow Wood Hospice, in Ashton-under-Lyne, and Disaster Aid UK, which provides emergency relief following disasters.
Following the event, Stalybridge and Hyde MP Mr Reynolds said: "Over the past four years the Stalybridge Beer Festival has gone from strength to strength and is now at the heart of the town's calendar.
"Hundreds of people visited the civic hall this year - including myself - to enjoy the wide variety of real ales, the live music and the wonderful atmosphere.
"The event is only possible because of the commitment of local Rotarians, who put in considerable hard work for the good of others.
"This year's beer festival not only brought the Stalybridge community together, but it has raised thousands of pounds that will support Willow Wood Hospice and to help humanitarian efforts around the world.
"I am delighted to support the work of the Rotarians and hope the success of events like this one will encourage others to play an active role to help others, whether that's on a local or global level."
Published 23 September, 2014