Yorkshire ale raises over £2,000 for Army veterans and families

Last year the popular Yorkshire ale, Timothy Taylor’s Havercake, was relaunched and ten pence from every pint sold was donated to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Havercake was sold at the Keighley & Worth Valley Beer and Music Festival last October and made available in pubs across the UK.

We are thrilled to hear that 24,624 pints of Havercake were sold, raising a fantastic £2,462.40 for our charity.

Originally brewed to honour the soldiers of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, nicknamed the ‘Havercake Lads’, the name is derived from the oatmeal bread widely eaten in Yorkshire towns and villages where most of the soldiers lived.

Scott Cameron, Senior Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s, said:

“It was fantastic to welcome back Havercake last year, a real crowd-pleaser. We have always had very close ties with our Armed Forces, and to be able to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity work for soldiers, veterans and their families through sales of Havercake brings us a lot of pride.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said:

“We are very grateful to Timothy Taylor’s for their donation in support of the Army’s national charity, and for reminding us about Havercake’s historical connection to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and the fine soldiers of Yorkshire.”

Established in 1858, Timothy Taylor is the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire and has won multiple brewing industry awards. Read more here: https://www.timothytaylor.co.uk/

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