The Great British Beer Festival teams up with the MS Society

Partnering fun with raising money for an important cause, The Great British Beer Festival has partnered with the MS Society. Working together will see awareness and vital funds raised for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Fun in fundraising

The Great British Beer Festival will be taking place from 8-12 August at Olympia London and will see the MS Society host an awareness table. During the event punters can get involved in games run by the MS Society including beer pong and pitch ‘n’ putt.

Affecting more than 100,000 people in the UK, the partnership hopes to raise awareness of MS symptoms, which can affect how you walk, move, see, think and feel, and can make everyday life a real challenge.

Vital support

Mark Haymes, Area Fundraising Manager at the MS Society, says: “We’re hugely grateful to be joining the Great British Beer Festival as their chosen charity partner. More than 100,000 people live with MS in the UK and opportunities like these help us provide vital support and drive innovative research into more – and better – treatments for everyone.

“We received an incredible amount of support from festival-goers in 2013 and we’re looking forward to another year at the festival!”

MS Society volunteers will also be scattered around the venue to speak with attendees and manage collection tins on the bar to raise much needed funding for MS research.

Success

When the MS Society previously partnered with the Great British Beer Festival in 2013, it raised more than £12,000 throughout the week. Organiser of the event Ian Hill says: “The MS Society was a hit with festival goers a few years ago so it’s great to welcome them back to the Great British Beer Festival. We’re delighted to support the vital work they do raising awareness of MS and supporting those affected.”

One of the biggest and most popular beer festivals in the world, this is your chance to combine a love of beer and raising money for a fantastic cause.

For tickets to the Great British Beer Festival, please visit: www.gbbf.org.uk/tickets

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