Leicester Lions Club’s beer festival raises over £3,000 for Prostaid

What a success the 5th festival was! In spite of poor weather, nearly 900 people attended at the Leicester Lions Rugby Club in Blaby. There were 1,500 pints of real ale drunk, as well as over 300 pints of cider and 42 bottles of wine and prosecco. Also, there were 600 servings of various gins, and more than 300 servings of food were sold from the rugby club’s kitchen.

There were over 60 volunteers helping out, who each put in between 2 to 12 hours (and more!), resulting in more than 500 hours volunteered over the course of the weekend as well as setting everything up beforehand. This is what Lionism is all about, doing community work and enjoying it whilst raising funds towards worthy causes. The Lions clubs and their friends got together, from Blaby, Melton, Oadby, Earl Shilton and Hinckley, and provided the volunteers to work behind the bar. Even the Prostaid Chief Executive tried his hand pulling pints!

There was a fantastic 8 hours worth of live music throughout most of the busy periods during the event, ranging from a 3-piece heavy rock band to traditional solo singers. Our thanks go to them for giving up their free time for our event, which now probably ranks as South Leicester’s largest beer festival.

A massive thanks go out to all of our sponsors, and in particular, EH Smith, Churchgate Auctions and Sheldon Property Management.

For next year, look out for us on Facebook or check out our website at www.leicesterlionsbeerfestival.uk