The Cause

All the money, less costs, raised in this event goes to charity. Our main charity is Blood Cancer UK, formerly known as Bloodwise, and prior to that, as Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, which normally receives just over half of what we raise. Since the first festival in 1994 we have raised over £379,500 for charity!

The origins of Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales

In 2022 we were back to a full-sized festival and managed to raise £17,200 to give away. We are hoping to improve upon that figure this summer so, if you can give as a hand…..

Here’s a breakdown of all the donations we made from our 2022 festival. 

Blood Cancer UK£9,000
Katharine House Hospice£1000
Fire Service£600
Hook Norton Brass Band£500
Hooky Neighbours£500
Banbury Young Homeless Project£500
Frank Wise School£500
John Radcliffe Kamran’s Ward£500
Chrissie’s Owls£500
Hook Norton Guides£200
St Peter’s Church£200
Friends Of Hook Norton School£200
Hook Norton Tennis Club£200
Hook Norton Bell Ringers£200
Hook Norton Community Smallholding£200
Matt Hampson Foundation£200
Alzheimers UK£200
John Ratcliffe ICU£200
Cyclists Fighting Cancer£200
Hook Norton Playgroup£200
Hook Norton Players£200
Pets As Therapy£200
Community Albums£200
Lawrence Home Nursing£200
Oscar’s Bucket List£200
British Heart Foundation£200