Lions Barbara and Andy Hannan present a cheque to Susie Smith from Cornwall Air Ambulance

Newquay Beer Festival is set to return again this September after last year’s event, organised by Towan Blystra Lions Club, saw £2,400 donated to local good causes.

Lions Jill Bunt, and Hillary Smith and Barbara Hannan present a cheque to Cornwall Hospice Care

Lions Jill Bunt, and Hillary Smith and Barbara Hannan present a cheque to Cornwall Hospice Care

The cash to various causes including Cornwall Air Ambulance, Childrens Hospice South West, Carly Taylor Fighting Back, and Cornwall Hospice Care.

This year’s festival will run over three days, Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September and will again be hosted at Hendra Holiday Park on the outskirts of the town. As well as over 60 real ales there will be a wide range of ciders and other drinks to enjoy in a fun and vibrant environment which will include bands and other acts performing throughout the three days. As well as Hendra, St Austell Brewery, Maharajah Indian Restaurant and Impact Sound and Light are the event’s main sponsors.

Phil Bunt, president of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions said: “Last year’s event was so well received that we felt we had to do it again. We were so grateful for all the help we received and the generosity of sponsors and others who helped us put the event on. In particular the musical artists who all performed for us free of charge made the event very special and, already, we have some great names lined up to entertain everyone this year.

“One of the significant benefits of holding the festival at Hendra is that there is the opportunity to camp, bring a motorhome or rent a caravan at very reasonable rates plus there will be a shuttle bus between the town and the site thanks to A2B Taxis which worked really well last year,” said Phil.

Booking a spot at Hendra for the event also gives campers full use of the amenities and reduced price entry to the site’s award winning entertainment features including the Oasis pool. Special early booking cut price tickets for the event and offers on camping are already on sale at where a three-day pass can be bought in advance for just £8 or, for members of CAMRA, the full three days will cost just a fiver. Single day passes are also available in advance at half the gate price on the day. Earlybird camping is from just £6 a night.