Saturday 5 September 2015
Massive thanks to the Beer Tree, on the banks of the River Cam, for donating an impressive £1,850 to Mind in Cambridgeshire.
The Beer Tree was founded in 2001 when Richard Naisby (owner of Milton Brewery), at that time rowing for the Free Press, thought it would be a good idea to put a barrel of his beer in a tree on the first night of the Town bumps. That first night, the rowers of the St Radegund Metric Tonne achieved a bump and promptly drank the beer tree dry — therefore setting a precedent that continues to this day.
Now every year, the thirsty rowers of the bumps donate considerable amounts for charity. The 2015 Beer Tree charities were Mind in Cambridgeshire and Neuroblastoma UK. Despite the miserable weather, the Beer Tree raised £3700, split equally, between the charities.
Mind in Cambridgeshire’s Marketing Co-ordinator, Dominika Karpowicz, said: “We really appreciate being selected as one of the Beer Tree’s chosen charities. This generous donation will ensure we continue to help people within Cambridgeshire who are recovering from mental health issues.”