THE second annual 1874 Northwich Beer Festival has raised more than £3,000 for the club, according to organiser Andrew Perry.

He plans to present a cheque for £3,200 to chairman Paul Stockton before kick off in next Tuesday’s friendly against FC United of Manchester at Barton Stadium.

A similar sum was raised at the inaugural event, also hosted at Lostock Sports and Social Club, last year.

And Perry has confirmed the popular fundraiser will return next summer, provisionally on Saturday, June 27.

He added: “I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all of the sponsors as well as the kind people who made a donation to help run the event.”

The barrel sponsors were, in alphabetical order:

A J Build

A J McCabe

Bennett Brooks Accountants

Birtwistle Butchers

Brian Wilson and Tim Hulme


Contrail Airport Services

Davenham Cricket Club


James Wood

John, Dave and Steve Capper

Mike Elliott Beer Festival Services

Paul Gleave

Penny Black

Peter Garratt, David Edgley and Graham Cookson

Peter Morgan

Steve McCabe

Vicki and Andy England