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Craft Beer Festival International Edition – Appeal for Sponsors for the Friends of Cheltenham Samaritans

18 and 19 November 2022 at Pip and Jim’s, St Philip and St James’s Church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD

The Festival will feature 20 craft beers from around the world, with a major focus on Belgium and Germany, but with the rest of Europe and North America also well represented.  As with February’s Festival, there will be two sessions for the festival; one on Friday evening and one on Saturday afternoon, as follows:

Friday 18th November: 16:30 – 22:00 (last orders at 21:30)

Saturday 19th November: 13:00 – 18:30 (last orders at 18:00)

Tickets are £10.00 (plus ticket fees) and include a branded festival ½ pint glass and beer list.

All monies raised from this festival go to support the running of Cheltenham Samaritans.

Over 18s only, proof of age may be required on entry. No dogs (apart from assistance dogs) and no children please.

For tickets to the event please visit Cheltenham International Craft Beer Festival at Pip & Jim’s Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


This is a volunteer run event and the search is now on to find sponsors to help with the running of the event.  Our Sponsorship initiative helps the Friends to raise even more money for Cheltenham Samaritans. £50 helps us to cover part of the cost of a barrel of beer, in return your company logo or message will be displayed on the beer listing TV screens and free entry for two people to one of the sessions!

Sponsors play an important part in ensuing the successful running of this local event which supports a good cause in the local community, if you can help by offering sponsorship at this event or a future event please contact

By sponsoring the festival you are allowing us continue to make our festival better.

For tickets to the event please visit Cheltenham International Craft Beer Festival at Pip & Jim’s Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Volunteering at Glastonbury Festival 2022

As part of their fundraising activities the Friends of Cheltenham Samaritans have volunteered at Glastonbury Festival for about the last 15 years. This year a team of 28 spent a week working shifts in the Festival’s Event Control Centre, which is the 24/7 operations hub.  Working closely with the medical, fire and security teams including the police. The Friends are the conduit for all radio traffic from stewards in public campsites and fire towers, taking calls and actioning requests for emergency response, sanitation issues, infrastructure problems, health & safety risks and general enquiries.

The Festival could not operate without the many volunteers who work as stewards, litter/recycling crew or in a welfare capacity. The Friends’ small but important contribution raises over £3000 for the Cheltenham Samaritans and gives the team access to parts of the Festival that normal ticket holders can only dream of. They can be seen in their distinctive pink uniform, both at work and when taking time out to enjoy the other aspects of the festival. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!

As well as raising funds by volunteering as stewards the Friends also hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year. They have 3 coming up in the next 6 months, see below.  Please visit Eventbrite for more information and Tickets.


Event Date Eventbrite Link
Craft Beer Festival, International Edition 18 & 19 Nov 22 Cheltenham International Craft Beer Festival at Pip & Jim’s Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Winter Craft Beer Festival 17 & 18 Feb 23
Quiz & Curry Night


23 Mar 2023 2nd Friends of the Cheltenham Samaritans Quiz & Curry Night

If you would like to become a Friends of the Samaritans volunteer or offer support to our events please contact




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