The Charity of the festival is chosen each year by the festival committee.

Over recent years thousands of pounds has been donated to charity from customer’s unused drinks tokens.

We are very proud to announce that our customers raised £672.51 for this year’s charity  – Parkinson’s UK  THANK YOU

Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of Parkinson’s UK are delighted to have been chosen as the Charity of the Year’ at the Bromsgrove Beer Festival 2017.

Parkinson’s is caused by a lack of a chemical in the brain called dopamine. The three main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, muscle rigidity or stiffness and slowness of movement. To date there is no known cure.

Our local branch offers an exercise class especially for people affected by Parkinson’s living in Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 3.30pm-4.30pm at Crabtree Court, Parkwood Road, Sidemoor, Bromsgrove, B61 8UG. The exercise sessions are run by a specialist neurological physiotherapist and a highly qualified exercise instructor.

We also hold a social meeting on the second Wednesday of the month as well as a singing session on the fourth Wednesday, at Rocklands Social Club, 59 Birchfield Road,Redditch B97 4LB from 2pm. Everybody is welcome to join us and have some fun!

Parkinson’s UK provides support, advice and information to local people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends and to health and social care professionals involved in management and care.  Each year Parkinson’s UK also spend around £5 million funding research into the cause, cure and prevention of Parkinson’s and improvements in available treatments. The charity also develops models of good practice in service provision, such as Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists and respite care, and campaigns for changes that will improve the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.

With the support of Redditch and Bromsgrove branch, Parkinson’s UK will be able to extend the range of services it provides to local people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends.

Parkinson’s UK Helpline: 0808 800 0303