Beer & Music Festival
The sun shone, the bands played and the ales flowed during our recent Beer & Festival (21st & 22nd July). 15 bands perfomed over the 2 days, all different but all absolutely fantastic, with a wonderful performance by the Sandhurst Primary School Choir on the Sunday. 13 real ales and 3 craft ciders were available from the beer bar, with a spin the wheel for those that couldn't make up their mind as to which one to choose! Our chefs did themselves proud in scorching temperatures to produce tasty festival food whilst Steph from Medway Party Faces was kept incredibly busy applying henna tattoos and beautiful face paint designs.
During the weekend our raffle helped us to raise an impressive £1365 which will be divided equally between Cancer Research UK and The British Heart Foundation. The first prize of a flight in a Boeing Steerman WW2 biplane, very generously donated by the Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship Trust, provided a wow factor to the raffle. This is the third year in a row that they have offered a pleasure flight, but the first in a biplane! Added to this, vouchers from us, Rotherrides, The Walled Nursery, Bodiam Boating Station, Gardenscape and Huntleys Butchers plus a big bottle of bubbly from Ellis Wines helped the tickets fly! With a 10p donation from every pint sold from the garden bar too, plus a generous donation from Steph of Medway Party Faces we were able to raise this fabulous amount. Thank you to every one who came along and bought a ticket. Here's to festival 2019!