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LtR: Dawn Bootle, Julie Dennis and Liane McPhelim

LtR: Dawn Bootle, Julie Dennis and Liane McPhelim

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A POPULAR Wigan charity was delighted to receive £850 raised at The Hall Crooke Inn’s annual beer festival.

This year was the pub’s third beer festival, which went down a storm and saw it raise £1,700 for charity.

The money was divided equally between Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Friends of Chernobyl.

Landlady, Liane McPhelim, said: “The beer festival was amazing this year and everybody was completely buzzing.

“But I couldn’t have done it without the help I had from the Folk Club, who arranged all the music, the Crooke Community Association, plus the villagers and staff of course, not to mention the acts, who donated their time for free.”

Because of the previous successes of the Beer Festival, which attracts hundreds of people across the weekend, organisers are planning on holding another again next year.

Liane added: “It was a fantastic amount of money to raise in one weekend, and it really brought the community together.

“Babies in prams right through to pensioners all had a great time.”