Craft brewery hosts ‘beers for deers’ day

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Precious times: Redwell Brewery opened its doors to raise money for the release of Frodo the fawn
Precious times: Redwell Brewery opened its doors to raise money for the release of Frodo the fawn

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A Norfolk craft brewery has teamed up with a wildlife rescue organisation for a charity event day.

Redwell Brewing helped host a day of music, beer and family friendly activities at its site in Norwich last Saturday (14 July) for the Morley Wildlife Rescue, in order to raise money for the release of a new deer fawn.

Morley Wildlife Rescue specialises in the hand-rearing and re-release of orphaned young animals.

The aim of the event was to build a deer release pen for the muntjac deer fawn, Frodo, before he is fully released into the wild.

AnnaMae DeJean, co-founder of Morley Wildlife Rescue, said more than enough funding had been raised for Frodo.

In total, the event raised around £600, with takings from the bar still to be counted.

She said: “We had a really good turnout, there were loads of kids which was great. We wanted to make it family-friendly so we had face painting and lots of dogs there.

“It was really busy all day. There were a lot of drinks going round and a lot of people.”

There was something for everyone, with the England v Belgium World Cup third-place match screened on a projector.

A spokesperson for Redwell Brewery said there was a “fantastic turnout” on the day.

“At Redwell, we are incredibly fortunate to be rich in space and have an acre of land at the back of our brewery site in Trowse, Norwich.

“We have an on-site taproom and a large beer garden and host many events of our own as well as outside events throughout the summer.  

The spokesperson added: “We are very community driven and therefore like to offer our space free of charge to support community projects, social enterprises and charities to help them raise funds.

“As well as giving them the use of our brewery and space free of charge, we also donated a percentage of our bar take, helped promote and put on some free family entertainment for everyone."

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