Free beer tasting for river clear up volunteers in Staines
October 3, 2016
Volunteers who take part in an event to litter pick and improve the river bank with Thames21 in Staines can enjoy a special reward of a brewery tour and tasting.
The Rain Keeper Project, run by Thames21 in Staines, has teamed up with craft brewers Thames Side Brewery for a special event on Sunday October 16, 2016.
The clear-up takes place from 10am to 1pm, off River Park Avenue, just upstream from the brewery, which is on Timsway.
Luke Damerum, non-tidal Thames project officer for the Maidenhead to Teddington catchment, said: “We’ve done several clear up events, but this is the first time we’ve linked up with a local company. It’s fantastic to be providing an opportunity for local people to take action on their local river and that it’s being supported by a local business.”
Michele Gibson, head of sales and marketing at the recently established Thames Side Brewery, runs the micro-brewery with her partner Andrew Hayward, the owner and head brewer.
She said: “We live on the Thames, our brewery is on the river and we love everything about nature – our ales are named after Thames river birds.
“We came across Thames21 when we attended the Caught on the River Thames festival at Fulham Palace, where we supplied beer for the festival. We were really impressed with what Thames21 is doing. We suggested having a tour and tasting after an event as a way to help encourage more volunteers.”
The entrance to the clear up event is off River Park Avenue TW18 3PR and the Thames Side Brewery is a short walk away at Unit 7, Tim’s Boatyard, Timsway, Staines upon Thames, TW18 3JY.
Equipment is provided for clear up volunteers. The event clear-up is open to all but the brewery tour only to over 18s. Places are limited and need to be booked via Luke Damerum or telephone 07824 491155.
Notes for editors
Thames21 is an environmental charity putting healthy rivers back at the heart of community life. Through environmental improvements, education, research and advocacy efforts, Thames21 is inspiring and influencing effective and lasting change by working hand-in-hand with communities to deliver tangible and measurable improvements for urban rivers.
www.thames21.org.uk | Registered Charity No. 1103997
For more information about Thames Side Brewery contact Michele Gibson on 07703 518956 or visit www.thamessidebrewery.co.uk
Communications Manager at Thames21
07739 627667; 020 72487171