Each year Cambridge & District CAMRA offers a local charity the opportunity to raise funds at the Cambridge Beer Festival. In 2018 we’re delighted to be working with Stars. Stars provides specialist bereavement support and counselling for young people in Cambridgeshire who are finding it difficult to cope with the loss of someone significant in their life. The charity can also provide support for young people and their family when someone close to them is dying.
Stars counselling service is completely confidential, professionally regulated and provided free of charge to young people. Counselling is offered in a comfortable environment, such as school, college, GP surgery or at the charity’s own Den situated at the Stars offices. Stars is an independent registered charity that relies on charitable donations to continue its work with children and young people in Cambridgeshire.
We’ve supported charities for many years at the festival. The most recent ones are listed below.
- 2018 – Stars raised over £18,500
- 2017 – Blue Smile raised over £17,000.
- 2016 – Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust raised £16,280.
- 2015 – Serv Suffolk and Cambridgeshire raised over £13,000 – enough to buy a new bike for the service.
- 2014 – You Can Bike Too had a terrific time at the festival and raised just over £10,000.
- 2013 – Camtrust raised around £10,000, despite the inclement weather.
- 2012 – Wallace Cancer Care (now Maggie’s Wallace) raised nearly £9000.
- 2011 – Cambridge Search and Rescue (CamSAR) raised around £10,000 and through your generous support you were able to help them to raise the £20,000 needed to buy a new Incident Control Unit.
- 2010 – Cam Sight raised around £10,000 to support blind and partially sighted people in the Cambridge area.
- 2009 – the Next Steps project of SpeakingUp raised a total of £3309.
- 2008 – East Anglian Air Ambulance raised £9580.