Last year’s Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week raised £7,704 for National Star, a charity that supports young people with complex disabilities.

National Star students designed the labels for the two beer week beers, which were brewed at Cheltenham brewery DEYA in collaboration with Favourite Beers, Prescott, Hillside, Gloucester and Velvet Owl breweries.

Cheltenham Gloucester Beer Week

Beer week chair, Leigh Norwood, said: “National Star does great work, helping young people with disabilities realise their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their lives. We are so pleased to continue our partnership as we can really see how the money makes a difference.”

Sally Gillespie, National Star’s area fundraiser for Cheltenham, added: “We have been part of the Cheltenham community for over 51 years, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society, and their families. We are so pleased that Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week, and the Cheltenham community, came together to support us in this way. We are looking forward to this year’s Cheltenham Beer Week.”

That will take place between September 13 and 22, when National Star will again be the chosen charity. Norwood said: “Although we are sticking to a Cheltenham focus this year, we are looking at widening the scope to include breweries across Gloucestershire who have expressed an interest in collaborating to produce more unique beers for beer week.”

• To find out more, and to keep track of developing events, visit www.cheltenhambeerweek.co.uk

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