Beer festival raises £12,000 for good causes

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Paul May, Sue Salah, David Pendrigh, Sue Fortune, Any Wilson, Paula McTernan of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112705001
Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Paul May, Sue Salah, David Pendrigh, Sue Fortune, Any Wilson, Paula McTernan of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112705001

Sleaford and District Round Table members are toasting another successful Oktoberfest event.

In its sixth year, the beer festival and family fun day was staged on Boston Road Recreation Ground on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Gareth Winstance, Paul Bennett, Magda Stopka, Dee Phipps, Amanda Papworth, Daniel Papworth of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112651001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Gareth Winstance, Paul Bennett, Magda Stopka, Dee Phipps, Amanda Papworth, Daniel Papworth of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112651001

Event manager Neil Freeman thanked all the volunteers who helped with marshalling, serving behind the bar and other jobs to make it a success. He said the weather may have deterred some but they were still on target to have raised around £12,000.

He said: “Many stayed on to watch the live music and the only problem we did have was a no-show from the Oompah Band, but everyone was doing it for free.”

Only six-and-a-half of the 40 sponsored casks of real ale went unsold. This year proceeds go to Sleaford Community Minibus, chairman Martin Osborne’s chosen charity - Autism Awareness - and SHOCK Sleaford defibrillator scheme.

Despite the damp weather, the Saturday fun day saw fun fair rides, crafts, face painting and displays by Sleaford Gymnastics Club and GO Dance Dazzlers.

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. EMN-160919-112624001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. EMN-160919-112624001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Isla Massam 7, Karl Robson of Party Workshops, Maureen Proctor, Eliana Massam 8 of Billinghay. EMN-160919-112952001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Isla Massam 7, Karl Robson of Party Workshops, Maureen Proctor, Eliana Massam 8 of Billinghay. EMN-160919-112952001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Neil Freeman - event manager, Martin Osborne - chairman. EMN-160919-113006001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Neil Freeman - event manager, Martin Osborne - chairman. EMN-160919-113006001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Charlie Hare 7, Sarah Dawson - Sleaford Ladies Circle chairman, Olivia Hare 10 of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112912001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Charlie Hare 7, Sarah Dawson - Sleaford Ladies Circle chairman, Olivia Hare 10 of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112912001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Tablers on the dodgems. EMN-160919-112925001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Tablers on the dodgems. EMN-160919-112925001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Daisie Wright 2 of Billinghay. EMN-160919-112937001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Daisie Wright 2 of Billinghay. EMN-160919-112937001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Lucy Freeman 14, Luke Cooper 3, face painting. EMN-160919-112829001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Lucy Freeman 14, Luke Cooper 3, face painting. EMN-160919-112829001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Sleaford Gymnastics Club members. EMN-160919-112844001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. Sleaford Gymnastics Club members. EMN-160919-112844001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Rachel Wilson, Julie Keir, Katie Nixon of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112745001

Sleaford and District Round Table Oktoberfest. L-R Rachel Wilson, Julie Keir, Katie Nixon of Sleaford. EMN-160919-112745001