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PICTURES: Bulldogs take over Long Melford brewery to kick off fundraising campaign




Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5056999)
Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5056999)

Dozens of bulldogs took over the premises of a Long Melford beer maker at the weekend, as it kicked off its fundraising partnership with a national rehoming charity.

More than 100 people turned out to the Nethergate Brewery in Rodbridge Corner for a live music and beer festival on Sunday afternoon, when they also enjoyed the presence of 50 canines brought along by the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust.

Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Amy Elliott, Violet Elliott (4) and Andy McPhee with Ronnie and Winnie (Mum and son)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5057014)
Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Amy Elliott, Violet Elliott (4) and Andy McPhee with Ronnie and Winnie (Mum and son)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5057014)

The festival, which raised about £500, marked the launch of the collaboration between the two organisations, with more events planned for the Christmas and new year period, with the fundraising goal of at least £10,000.

Glenn Painter, commercial director at Nethergate Brewery, told the Free Press: “Our logo is a bulldog head, so we thought it would be apt to team up with the charity.

Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Robert Goodchild and daughter Siobhan Goodchild with Bubbles and Chunky....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5057003)
Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Robert Goodchild and daughter Siobhan Goodchild with Bubbles and Chunky....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5057003)

“People came from as far as Reading and the south coast. We have a large membership and we had quite a few of them come along.

“They all had a really good time. They loved the environment and they loved the day.

“We saw this as a great opportunity. It’s a great cause, because bulldogs are a breed that have a few problems, and there are quite a lot of them in need of adoption and rehoming.”

Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Ali Jones and Tracy Izen with Beau ...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5057016)
Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Ali Jones and Tracy Izen with Beau ...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5057016)
Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Bex Fossett with her dog Elvis....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5056994)
Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford held a live music and beer festival, to launch its year-long fundraising campaign, in support of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust...Pictured: Bex Fossett with her dog Elvis....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5056994)


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