CHARITY fundraisers in Newcastle are hoping pub-goers will have a ball with their new beer to help support sufferers of prostate cancer and St Oswald’s Hospice.
Northumberland Brewery have created a golden ale, Carnivale, to raise money for the annual Gosforth Ball.
The annual charity event was started by U Salon owner Michelle Hilling as a way of bringing businesses on Gosforth High Street together.
And for its fourth year, taking place at Gosforth Racecourse on October 13, organisers have worked with the North East producer to find a different way of raising funds.
Mum-of-two Michelle, of Ponteland in Northumberland, told the Evening Chronicle: “It’s a light ale, of popcorn colour to match with the carnival theme of the ball.
“The ale is going down really really well. I tried it and it’s lovely, and I don’t normally drink ales.
“It’s great that everyone is getting on board locally, it’s fantastic.”
The special brew will be available for the next three months and five pence from the sale of every pint, at pubs including The County and The Queen Victoria on Gosforth High Street, is going directly to the fundraising pot. The money will then be split between The Prostate Cancer Charity – as Michelle’s father Norman McFadyen has suffered from the disease – and St Oswald’s Hospice.