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Surrey brewery launches fundraising campaign to help charities during Covid-19 crisis

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Surrey brewery launches fundraising campaign to help charities during Covid-19 crisis

Published by Eagle Radio News Team at 12:57pm 3rd April 2020. (Updated at 4:51pm 3rd April 2020)

A local Surrey brewery has pledged its support to various causes amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.

Surrey-based Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, local food banks in Haslemere, Cranleigh, Godalming and Guildford, and the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal will benefit from a campaign launched by the Crafty Brewing Company in Dunsfold.

Called Grin and Beer It,  it is to support what the company describes as local and national heroes.

For every bottle and pint sold it will donate 10p to the charities.

The Surrey based brewery is already involved in donating to military charities that help wounded and sick soldiers recover from their injuries.

Crafty Brewing Company CEO, Andrew McMorran said while beer may not be an essential item, it was a way people could show support:

"We have 40,000 pints of surplus beer and are delivering fresh cask beer and bottles direct to people's homes.

"Even though beer is not an essential item, many people have told us they still like to set aside time for simple pleasures - to relax at home and enjoy time with their families and friends online.

We hope our campaign will help people stuck at home support all our local and national heroes - making life taste just that little bit better.”

Nigel Harding, Chief Executive of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, described the campaign as "heart-warming:"

"This is the most challenging time that we, as a charity, have had to face.

“It is so heart-warming that The Crafty Brewing Co. are using such an inventive idea to help support those most in need - we are so very grateful.”

David Rice, Chairman of Haslemere Food Bank, said all donations were a "lifeline:"

“At this time of unprecedented need, it is terrific that businesses like The Crafty Brewing Co. are coming up with clever ways to help the less fortunate in our community.

"We are working tirelessly to help those who are struggling through this national emergency.

"We are very grateful for all donations - they are a lifeline for so many local families.”

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