Walmer Bridge Beer and Banger Festival returns thanks to Galloways

Posted on - 18th July, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Longton & New Longton, Preston News, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
Galloway’s are hosting a family friendly festival during August

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is bringing the community back together by hosting its first ever family-friendly beer festival this August.


Galloway’s will be taking over the popular Walmer Bridge Beer and Banger Festival, as it returns this year, taking place from Friday August 27 to Sunday August 29.

The festival, located in Walmer Bridge Village Hall, had previously been organised by the Rotary Club of South Ribble, however, the club’s volunteers announced the much loved 2019 event would be their last, as they did not have the resources to continue.

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Now Galloway’s has agreed to take over the festival as a way of bringing the community together following a year of cancelled fundraising events.

Charlotte Carnell, events fundraiser at Galloway’s, said: “We are so excited about hosting our first Beer and Banger Festival in Walmer Bridge.

“After months of being in lockdown and being separated from friends and family, this is a great opportunity for people to get together safely and support their local community.

“The festival is suitable for the whole family and promises to be a good afternoon or evening out.

“Safety is of course of paramount importance to us and we will be adhering to the Government’s guidelines at the time of the event.

“Please join us for some beer and bangers and help us raise much needed funds to support people with sight loss.”

The festival is sponsored by The Fox Group, consisting of Fox Brothers, Hurt Plant Hire and CMP Plant Hire.

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Caroline Hurt, spokesman for The Fox Group, said: “Galloway’s is such a fantastic charity and we are so proud to sponsor its Beer and Banger Festival in Walmer Bridge this year.

“It will be a really enjoyable community event and it is a great opportunity for people to get together and have some fun, all whilst supporting a really good cause.”

Tony Stevens, President of South Ribble Rotary Club, said: “South Ribble Rotary Club started the event in 2015 and its success exceeded our wildest dreams, raising significant amounts for local charities.

“Sadly, after five years of very hard work, we had to accept our limited resources were stretched to their limit, and despite huge support from various organisations, we could no longer sustain our involvement beyond 2019, so we are thrilled Galloway’s has now seized the opportunity and we are pleased the festival will help to support its valuable work in the community.”

Wristbands for the Galloway’s Beer and Banger Festival in Walmer Bridge are £7.50 for the whole weekend, which includes entrance to event, programme and commemorative glass.

To get your wristbands, visit

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