Cullercoats Brewery Reaches £10,000 Target in Fund Raising for RNLI, the Lifeboats Charity
Two year old Cullercoats Brewery raises money for RNLI by donating 3p of every pint of beer they sell. Their total has just hit the £10,000 mark – that’s over 330,000 pints! The brewery has developed a range of six top quality all English real ales using their own brewer’s yeast, English malt and hops. Cullercoats Brewery has firmly planted itself in the local community, supplying predominantly local pubs and using, wherever possible, local suppliers and businesses. The beer names all draw on the local history of Cullercoats and the Lifeboats, with stories of shipwrecks and bravery.
Owner and brewer Bill Scantlebury says
“We’re thrilled to have reached the £10,000 landmark , it’s been a lot of hard work – I’ve worn out four pairs of wellies in the process! We hope our fundraising achievement helps to highlight the benefits of corporate social responsibility through permanent charitable donations. Our aim for the future, as well as raising even more money for RNLI, is to be the firm favourite for local drinkers, and publicans. We value our strong community ties and work hard to promote other local businesses and community events.”
Frank Taylor, Operations Manager RNLI Cullercoats added: ‘On behalf of the volunteer crew and myself, I would like to say a big thank you to both Bill and Anna Scantlebury for their fantastic fundraising efforts over the last 2 years on achieving a landmark figure of £10,000. The RNLI depends entirely on voluntary contributions to maintain its fleet of lifeboats and helping save lives at sea. This initiative of Bill and Anna is a magnificent effort from a local company.’
The brewery, set up in November 2011, is run by Bill and Anna with the help of their trainee Doug McCallum who has been with them since June 2013. The company will be producing bottle conditioned beer in the near future as well as expanding its deliveries in the North of England. Those pubs further afield can get supplies through Flying Firkin or LWC Teeside or they can order a pallet direct; Edinburgh pubs now benefit from monthly deliveries from the brewery. Cullercoatsbrewery@gmail.com
Contact: Anna Scantlebury 07837 637 615 Bill Scantlebury 07895 692 881