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Beer equals money for Go Commando
4:00pm Sunday 30th September 2012 in News
DRINKERS polished off a staggering 14,000 pints and helped a forces charity at a festival.
Organisers of the Weston Real Ale Festival have handed over £5,000 to Royal Marines welfare charity Go Commando.
Punters got to choose from 70 ales and 30 ciders at the three-day event where proceeds were split between four charities and causes Weston Lions chooses.
Debbie Howarth, of Go Commando, said: “This is a truly amazing contribution from Weston Lions and we are really grateful to them.
“It comes at a good time as 40 Commando are currently deploying to Afghanistan|for a further six months and our support for the families is now more crucial than ever.
“The money will be put to good use for a project to construct a play area for children of Royal Marines families and refurbishment of the Families Centre at Norton Manor Camp.”
Pictured receiving the money at Norton Manor Camp, home of 40 Commando Royal Marines, near Taunton, are Lions Eric Tones, Chris Nelson and John Holland with Go Commando chairman Sean O’Brien, centre, and Sgt Taff Evans, of 40 Commando.