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.

The origins of Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales

Sadly, for the first time we were unable to hold the festival in 2020 but we managed a half-sized in September 2021 and we managed to raise £10,500 and support 19 local groups and charities!

Here’s a breakdown of all the donations we made from our 2021 festival. 

NameDonation
Bloodwise£5,500
Katherine House £750
First Responders£250
Friends Of Hook Norton School£250
Hook Norton Brass Band£500
MIND£250
Oscar£500
Sam Pilcher Trust£250
Young Minds£250
Alzheimers UK£200
John Ratcliffe ICU£200
Matt Hampson Foundation£200
Cyclists Fighting Cancer£200
Hook Norton Playgroup£200
Hook Norton Players£200
Hook Norton Football Club£200
Hook Norton Tennis Club£200
St Peter’s Church£200
The Fire Service Charity£200
Total£10,500