A BREWERY is determined to continue support charities by donating part of their profits.

Bestens Brewery in Lower Beeding, has a history of donating money to charities as part of the business ethos and has sets its eyes on a Brighton charity for this year.

Paul Swaffield, head brewer and founder of Bestens Brewing is optimistic about reaching their target for the charity.

“We put a percent age of profits from every beer that we sell goes into our community fund which will then go to one or a couple of charities. In October we donated £500 to Survivors of Suicide.”

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“This year we will be donating to Hummingbird Project in Brighton, they support refugees.

We hope we can raise between £500 to £1,000. Hopefully, we will be expanding the brewery which will help us reach that target.

The more beer we sell the more money we can raise. It is what keeps us going and what gets us up in the morning.”

The Hummingbird Project was started in 2015 and helps support refugees by actively campaigning for their protection and their rights. The charity is providing services for refugees such as education programmes.

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Paul believes that being able to raise money for charities through the business is a better way of fundraisings.

“The total ethos of the business is to help, and through selling beer it seems a nice way of raising money rather then shaking a can in someone’s face.

"So instead of an aggressive fundraiser we encourage people to come and have a beer and help these charities at the same time.

It motivates us to be the best brewers we can be.”

Bestens Brewery sells a multitude of different beers from IPA’s and pale ales to stouts and can be bought at Higgins in Western Road and Kindly of Brighton in Dyke Road.

The beers can also be ordered by emailing info@bestensbrewery.co.uk