Wadworth donates £2k to help Somerset flood victims
6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014 in By Jill Crooks, Devizes area senior reporter
Devizes brewer Wadworth has donated £2,046 to the Somerset Community Foundation to help flood victims in the Somerset levels.
The money was raised by sales of more than 40,000 pints of Wadworth 6X at 16 Wadworth pubs around Somerset, Bristol and west Wiltshire.
For every pint of 6X sold in these pubs during March, April and May, Wadworth donated 5p to the fund.
Wadworth chairman Charles Bartholomew said: “The floods were a desperate time for the communities around our pubs and we were determined to help.
"We launched our fundraising in February with the twin aims of raising as much money as possible and also of keeping the fundraising for the Somerset Community Foundation in the minds of the public long after the floods had receded.
"This is important as there is still so much to do to help those many people who lost so much in the unprecedented high water levels.”
The funds will go towards the Somerset Floods Relief Fund which was launched in January by the Somerset Community Foundation and which has already issued substantial grants to support householders and businesses in the affected areas.
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