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 £397,700 for charity!

The origins of Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales

In 2023 we were back to a full-sized festival and managed to raise £18,200 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 2023 festival. 

NameDonation
Blood Cancer UK£9,000
Katharine House Hospice£1000
Fire Fighters Charity£550
Hook Norton Brass Band£500
Banbury Young Homeless Project£500
Chrissie’s Owls£500
Frank Wise School£500
John Radcliffe Kamran’s Ward£500
Hill Church Community Centre£500
Guide Dogs for the Blind£500
Friends of Hook Norton School£400
South Central Ambulance Service£300
MIND£250
Hook Norton Players£200
Hooky Neighbours£200
St Peter’s Church£200
Home Start Banbury£200
Hook Norton Guides£200
St Leonard’s School£200
Pets As Therapy£200
Hook Norton Bell Ringers£200
Matt Hampson Foundation£200
Alzheimers UK£200
John Ratcliffe ICU£200
Cyclists Fighting Cancer£200
Medical Detection Dogs£200
Community Albums£200
Lawrence Home Nursing£200
Charlbury Riverside Festival£200
Total£18,200