Converting cask ale into meals for the vulnerable in Lydgate

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 08 April 2020

Fancy a pint purchased from your local this Easter weekend?

You can enjoy it in the privacy of your garden as long as you follow the Government's guidelines to stay at home.

The White Hart at Lydgate and Dinnerstone in Uppermill have donated all their cellar stock to the Committees of Lydgate Brass Band Contest and Love Lydgate, and members of Saddleworth Round Table.

Now the beer will be available - on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and Sunday between 12 noon and 4pm in the car park of the White Hart at Lydgate - in three-litre bags, with a minimum donation of £4 per litre (£2.27 per pint).

Beers available are Timothy Taylor Golden Best, Timothy Taylor Landlord, J W Lees Bitter, plus guest beers.

All funds raised will go towards providing chef prepared nutritional meals for the vulnerable in Oldham, distributed through AgeUK.

Over 20 volunteers will be working to ensure the public is safe at all times and everyone follows the Government's guidelines on social distancing.

With your help, locals can try and provide 5,000 meals for AgeUK.

Controls will be in place to ensure cars have NO passengers, there's parking in every other bay, and its single shoppers only, with a minimum age of 25.

No alcohol can be consumed on the premises or grounds of the White Hart nor in any public place and must be for home consumption only.

Groups of two or more will be turned away.

Queuing in line with supermarkets with social distancing will be in place and must be strictly followed.

Any deviation from the above will result in full closure on public safety grounds.

Organisers have worked with OMBC Licensing and GMP to ensure everything will go ahead in line with Government guidelines.

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