Eastbury brewery creates special ale for Poppy Appeal

New brewery‘s latest ale raising money for Poppy Appeal

Eastbury brewery creates special ale for Poppy Appeal

THE Eastbury Brewing Company has announced its latest creation, ‘Remember’ – an ale brewed in support of the Royal British Legion Haig Fund Poppy Appeal.

The project was inspired by the company’s sales rep – former Royal Marine Mark Rees.

When Mr Rees left the marines, the Royal British Legion provided the support and guidance he needed to deal with a long-term injury sustained while in service.

He said: “My relatively straightforward injury cannot compare to the devastating and life-changing injuries that service men and women have received in the line of service over the period since I left the military.

“The traditional impression of the Royal British Legion is one of supporting our veterans from long past conflicts.

“But the reality is that, along with this established and recognised activity, they provide unparalleled support to today’s service men and women and their families when help is needed most.”

Mr Rees said he hoped that establishing a link between the Royal British Legion and the Eastbury Brewing Company
will raise money for the Haig Fund.

He added: “I feel that I am going some way to repay the Legion for its help by raising much-needed funds for them to continue their great work.”

Meanwhile, having launched its first beers in May 2015, the Eastbury Brewing Company is going from strength to

It was set up by Bob McGarva and Phil Wright, with significant investment in a hi-tech plant,

The pair hope that Remember will, in some way, encourage people to think about the charity’s commitments to providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

Remember is described, appropriately, as a red ale and a donation from each pint sold will be made to the Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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