About the Charity
Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust
Registered Charity No. 1136844
For the Community, By the Community
The Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust received official charitable status on 13 July 2010. The Trust was formed to formalise the fund raising activities and distribution of funds raised which the Haddenham Beer Festival Committee previously managed. All members of the Committee agreed to act as Trustees to the Charity.
The Charity was formed with the following specific formal objective,
TO FURTHER SUCH PURPOSES AS ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITIES OF HADDENHAM IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
The beer festivals have been very successful over the years and many donations have been made to local organisations and charities whose existence better the lives of the community of Haddenham and surrounding areas.
All surpluses resulting from the beer festivals are redistributed to the community generally in the form of cash grants. These grants are made after application to the Trust and are made to causes that directly impact community affairs or help to promote activities that raise funds that in turn are invested in the local communities.
Administrative overheads are kept to an absolute minimum with the Trustees offering their time and resources on a totally voluntary basis. The Charity also relies upon the invaluable voluntary services of many helpers in organising, setting up and assisting on the day of each festival.
The Beer Festivals are run to a relatively simple formula relying upon sponsorship, donations, entry fees and sales at each festival to generate income. The direct costs relating to each beer festival are then deducted from the income to provide a surplus to be distributed. Costs associated with making the festivals, better, safer and generate more income are met out of the surplus and the remainder is distributed to the Charity’s beneficiaries. A general cash reserve of £3,000 is retained in the Charity to cover any unexpected event or circumstance.
Details of the trustees and formal roles are as follows:
Mark Houston – Honorary President
Chris Young – Chairman
Martyn Broughton – Treasurer
Natalie Young – Secretary
Each of the Trustees is either born and bred in Haddenham or are long term residents and can be contacted individually at:
Postal correspondence should be addressed to:
The Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust
14 Long Wall,
Link to our registration at The Charities Commission
As a charity that relies upon income from beer related activities we are well aware that it is our responsibility to do everything we can to promote responsible behaviour at our festivals.
We care about our customers and those who live in close proximity of our festivals and choose not to attend. We do not condone mixing alcohol consumption with driving any vehicle and anti social behaviour of any kind.
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