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CAMRA raises a glass to thank a generation

Press Release

28 June 2018

CAMRA raises a glass to thank a generation


The Great British Beer Festival, taking place from 7-11 August at Olympia London, has partnered with the Royal British Legion to raise a collective glass to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

The collective cheers will take place on Wednesday the 8th of August – a significant date that marks exactly 100 days until Remembrance Sunday. The group “cheers” is part of a wider campaign run by the Royal British Legion to remember the 1.2 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives, those who played a part on the home front and those who returned to build a better life for generations to come.

The Great British Beer Festival has chosen the Royal British Legion as their charity partner to raise both awareness of the ‘Thank You’ campaign and much-needed funding for military personnel and veterans. All Royal British Legion members can enjoy discounted entry to the festival throughout the week. Surplus beer tokens will be donated to the charity’s causes, and collection tins will be present across all of the 30 bars at the festival.

Catherine Tonry, Great British Beer Festival organiser said: “We are looking forward to supporting the Royal British Legion with their ‘Thank You’ campaign this summer. Having tens of thousands of visitors to the festival under one roof provides a unique opportunity to raise a collective glass to a generation that shaped our society and to thank them for their service.”

Mark Bishop from the Royal British Legion said: “We would like to thank CAMRA for choosing The Royal British Legion as their partner charity for The Great British Beer Festival this year. We look forward to raising a glass with everyone to say ‘Thank You’ and raise funds to continue our work supporting the Armed Forces community and their families.”

Media Contact:

CAMRA Press Office

01727 337863

Royal British Legion: Alex Kent on 0203 053 7316 / or Clio Mackay on 0203 3207 2237 /

For updates on the ‘Thank You’ movement, please visit

About the Great British Beer Festival

The Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world. Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and run almost entirely by volunteers, it brings hundreds of real ales, international beers and real ciders and perries under the iconic Olympia roof. Tickets can be purchased online: The festival opening times are: 7th August – 12 noon-5pm (Trade Session) ,7th August – 5pm-10:30pm (Public Session), 8th August – 12 noon-10:30pm, 9th August – 12 noon-10:30pm, 10th August – 12 noon-10:30pm, 11th August – 11am-7:00pm, with last admission half an hour before close.


CAMRA is an independent, voluntary organisation which campaigns for real ale, cider and perry as well as protecting and promoting community pubs and clubs and fighting for consumer rights. We have over 190,000 members across the country who work to champion beer and cider drinkers as well as pub and club goers.

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