Last year our popular Yorkshire ale, 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.
Overall, 24,624 pints of Havercake were sold, raising a fantastic £2,462.40 for the 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 raise funds for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, and their support for soldiers, veterans, and their families through sales of Havercake, brings us a lot of pride."
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer at 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."