Tasty fund-raiser helps combat crime in Warwickshire - The Rugby Observer

Tasty fund-raiser helps combat crime in Warwickshire

A TASTY charity event raised £2,000 to help tackle crime in Warwickshire.

David Kelham, Warwickshire’s High Sheriff – together with Surrey High Sheriff Christopher Critchlow – hosted The Taste Match Challenge at Warwick Castle to raise money for his charity Warwickshire Crimebeat, which empowers young people in the county to make a stand against crime by taking action and working together on projects to make the community a safer place.

The taste event brought together independent drinks producers from both respective areas to showcase their produce, which attendees had the opportunity to purchase and cast their votes in a blind tasting.

A number of charities and organisations that have been involved with Warwickshire’s High Sheriff in his year were represented at the castle, including Hill Close Gardens which was sampling their apple juice.

As one of the mantra’s of David’s year as High Sheriff is ‘we can’t fix all Warwickshire’s problems by ignoring the outside world’, It was decided to donate the proceeds of the evening’s raffle to the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake appeal.

The evening also included performances from the Warwickshire County Council Schools Music Service brass band and the Plum Jerkum Morris Dancers.

Find out more about the Warwickshire Crimebeat, The High Sheriff’s charity, at www.warwickshirecrimebeat.org.uk



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