Sheffield & District CAMRA are pleased to announce that the official charity of the 44th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival will be local charity, Roundabout.
Roundabout is Sheffield’s youth housing charity, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The charity provides shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Every day, Roundabout helps around 155 young people living in accommodation either provided by, or supported by, the charity, giving them the chance to develop long term independent living skills and avoid homelessness. The charity is also strongly committed to homeless prevention and delivers highly effective mediation sessions and drop-in advice services, as well as homeless education in schools.
Each year, we select a local charity to support during the festival. Proceeds from the quiz, collection buckets and unused beer tokens are all donated to the chosen charity. Last year the official festival charity was Weston Park Cancer Charity, and we were delighted to be able to donate a total of £1,300.
Paul Crofts, festival organiser, said: “Sheffield Beer Festival always has a strong local emphasis so we are delighted to be working with Roundabout as this year’s festival charity, and helping to raise funds for the valuable help and support they give to the homeless young people of the city.”
Ben Keegan, Roundabout Chief Executive: “We’re thrilled that the Sheffield Beer Festival has chosen to support our charity this year. As an increasing amount of young people in the city are turning to us for help, we rely heavily on the generosity of local people and organisations to ensure that we can continue to be there for those who need us. This event will not only help us to raise vital funds, but will also allow us to raise awareness of youth homelessness and the work we do in the city.”