Thornbridge renames flagship beer to raise cancer hospital cash

By Emily Hawkins contact

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JenPour beer: Thornbridge will rename its Jaipur IPA for Jenny Walker, pictured with her children, Nia, Cora and Beth
JenPour beer: Thornbridge will rename its Jaipur IPA for Jenny Walker, pictured with her children, Nia, Cora and Beth

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Thornbridge Brewery will rename its flagship beer to the name of a former employee diagnosed with a terminal cancer, in a bid to raise money for a nearby hospital.

The brewery’s Jaipur IPA (5.9% ABV) will be renamed ‘JenPour’ after Jenny Walker, who was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer this summer.

Jenny, who is a mum to three young girls and was one of the first employees at the Derbyshire-based brewery, has raised money for charity since her diagnosis.

Staff at Thornbridge Brewery hope to raise £5,000 for Weston Park, a specialist cancer hospital, and will donate all proceeds from sales of the beer to it.

The hospital provides treatment and support to cancer patients​ across South Yorkshire, north Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire.

Showing support

The renamed beer​ will be poured in the brewery’s seven Sheffield pubs this Friday (9 November 2018).

Thornbridge Brewery chief executive officer Simon Webster said: “Jenny was one of our first employees at Thornbridge when Jim and I started the business, and was great to have on board.

"When we found out about her situation we got to thinking about how we could add something to the fantastic fundraising she had already done.

“As we knew Jenny, we thought she’d be up for the challenge of succeeding Jaipur, for one day at least!"

Raise a glass

He continued: “Typically, she thought it a great idea and is joining in what should be a great way of raising money for an amazing cause and also leaving another footprint of her life that will live on in everyone’s memory.

“While always urging everyone to drink responsibility I’d also urge them all to give the JenPour a kicking on Friday night – let's raise as much money as possible and raise a glass to a great woman!"

The participating pubs are: the Cricket Inn, the Hallamshire House, the Greystones, the Stags Head, the Coach and Horses, the Cross Scythes and the Bath Hotel.

Fundraising efforts will also include a raffle with the final draw at Thornbridge’s Taproom social, on Wednesday 28 November. Raffle tickets are sold at Thornbridge pubs and other venues in Sheffield.

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