Uttoxeter Beer Festival

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beerThe 11th event, which will take place at Oldfields Sports and Social Club on Saturday, June 11, will be helping raise funds to provide free prostate tests for local men aged over 50.

Nearly 600 tests have been carried out in the last three years at the Uttoxeter Lions’ free prostate cancer testing event at Hoops Bar, Uttoxeter Racecourse.

It is estimated that at least 30 men have received treatment for a condition that would have killed them if it had not been detected.

Dave Eadie, the president of Uttoxeter Lions Club, which organises the beer festival with Uttoxeter Rugby Club, said: “‘Drink beer, save lives’ sums it up.

“We’re not suggesting drinking beer will save your own life, but the fact is that profits from the beer festival funded the tests which saved 30 lives in this area.

“This year’s event follows a tried and tested formula.”

There will be an open mic night on Friday, June 10, with free admission to performers and anyone who buys a beer festival ticket, priced at £7.50.

Other guests pay £2.50 and will have access to the full range of 30 beers and ciders on offer.

Anyone who wants to perform can just turn up and play from 7.30pm on the night.

Read more: http://www.uttoxeteradvertiser.co.uk/Uttoxeter-Lions-Beer-Cider-Festival-fund/story-29371597-detail/story.html#ixzz4BV0euEVO
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