Trawden Beer Festival was a barrel of laughs

Trawden’s first ever beer and music festival proved a huge hit with fans in Pendle and beyond, as organisers put on a show stopping event for well over 900 people which could raise in the region of £10,000.

TBMFThe event was organised by the Rotary of Colne Noyna, and was a great success for both organisers and attendees alike. Over 3,500 pints of real ale were consumed and the music from 14 local bands and artists was received with great acclaim.

“We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response and success of the weekend," said Peter Catlow, rotarian and director of cost management at one of the sponsor firms, Businesswise Solutions. "The event proved hugely popular, and all three days were packed with people from in and around the local area, I met people from Leeds, London and Stockholm.

“We want to say a huge thank you to all the people who came along, our generous sponsors, the musicians, the Trawden Arms, The Trawden Forest Community Centre, members of Rotary, and many more who gave up their time and talents for free to make it a success.”

Helen Walker from Colne attended the festival, she said: “It was a fantastic weekend, big thanks to the huge team of volunteers that served us well all weekend; can't wait for next year!”

The event was an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Colne Noyna to provide fun and entertainment for the community, but also to raise money for two local charities, Pendleside Hospice and Rosemere Cancer Trust. Money raised by the event is still be finalised but is likely to be between £8,000 and £10,000.