Quality not quantity a Victory for club

Glenn Hutchinson at last year's festival
Glenn Hutchinson at last year's festival
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Preparations are well under way for the fourth annual Magpies Beer Festival in support of Chorley Football Club.

The popular event takes place at their Victory Park Social Club on the weekend of May 22-24.

And this year, the emphasis will be on quality rather than quantity – with less beer on offer, but still some wonderful choices to be had.

With some excellent entertainment thrown in, too, it’s a great opportunity to chill out with family and friends.

The festival is sponsored by The Spinners at Cowling, run by Chorley FC director Glenn Hutchinson and his fiance Emma.

Glenn said: “What we’re going to do this year is have a bit less beer, but we’re going to use more breweries. We’re aiming to give people a wider choice.”

You will discover beers from popular brewers such as Bank Top, Moorhouses, Burscough, Prospect, Lytham, Reedley Hallows and Elland, for example. Ciders and wines are also available.

“Anyone who’s interested in sponsoring a barrel, we still have some available,” said Glenn.

“The festival has been getting bigger and better every year.

“We had a good turn out last year and are aiming to sell out of beer this year.

“We have a lot of repeat sponsors and are getting more help from people wanting to get involved. The amount of support increases every year which shows how popular it is.

“Every penny after outlay and costs goes to Chorley FC.”

The musical entertainment will be held on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons. The Saturday session features an Irish folk band.

The festival starts at 6pm on the Friday and runs from noon until late on both Saturday and Sunday.

If anyone is interested in sponsorship or just wants to help out, they can contact Glenn on 07799 091918.

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