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Organisers of the Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Festival Donate Over £3,000 to Charity

October 19 2011



 

Several charities have been the happy recipients of donations of £500 or more from money raised at the 2010 and 2011 Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Festivals.

Both Bees for Development, a charity which supports beekeepers living in poor and remote areas of the world and raises awareness of the value of beekeeping to relieve the problems of poverty, and Tamwed, which aims to increase the quality of life for those living in rural areas of Tamil Nadu, received £500.

Macmillon Cancer Support received £1,500 in memory of Alan Wood, founder of www.wyenot.com  and £600 was also donated to Cancer Research UK, to support their fantastic contribution in the fight against cancer.

For more information on the charities visit www.tamwed.orgwww.beesfordevelopment.org and www.macmillan.org.uk.

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