Cheers to big Bunbury beer fundraiser

Jackson BarrettBunbury Herald
Hollow Beach Bar owner Ritchie Brown was given two kegs to sell in the name of charity.
Camera IconHollow Beach Bar owner Ritchie Brown was given two kegs to sell in the name of charity. Credit: Jackson Barrett/Bunbury Herald/Jackson Barrett

Many people don’t need much of an excuse to spend a warm, sunny weekend at a beachside pub — but this weekend, the people of Bunbury enjoyed a beer in the name of charity.

A crafty initiative by Carlton & United Breweries saw a total of 400 kegs donated to 200 pubs across the State, including two to Bunbury’s Hollow Beach Bar, with proceeds going to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund.

The fund was opened earlier this year in response to the devastating bushfires in the Perth Hills.

“As soon as CUB told us about it I said ‘no problem’ — it is a really cool way of doing it,” Hollow owner Ritchie Brown said.

“Aussies love a beer and they also like to give, so this just worked perfectly.

“First thing you think is ‘poor buggers’, they are losing their life’s history, photos, livestock, animals, it was horrible.”

The initiative ran from Friday to Sunday, with all profits from Carlton Dry beers going to the fund.

“There are 88 pints a keg, $10 a pop, so it should be around about $1600 or $1700 I will be donating,” Mr Brown said.

“It is just a way of showing people we care.”

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