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Brewery Festival Raises A Glass To Local Heart Charity. | Great Newsome Brewery

After a two-year long, COVID-induced hiatus, we held our popular beer, food and music ‘Festivale’ on the 17th and 18th June.

Now in its 6th year, the event raised much-needed funds for the Yorkshire-based Daniel Wilkinson Foundation. Over 800 people attended the 2-day event as the Great Newsome came alive with local bands, food trucks and craft beer.

The event raised a total of £3,020 and brought the charity’s work to the forefront. This involves providing CPR training, defibrillators and heart screenings to grassroots sports teams.

Barry and Gill Wilkinson created the foundation following the tragic death of their son, Daniel, due to a rare heart condition known as ARVC. They, along with Daniel’s cousin, Phil, collected the cheque last week from members of the Great Newsome Brewery team.

Festivale has raised over £13,000 for local charities since it began and is set to return on the 16th & 17th June 2023.


Daniel Wilkinson Foundation, a charity setup in memory of Daniel who died on the 12th September 2016, aged 24, playing the game he loved, from an underlying heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC).

Every week in the UK, twelve apparently fit and healthy young people (aged 35 and under) die from previously undiagnosed heart conditions.

The aim of the Daniel Wilkinson Foundation is to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death in the young and to provide funding towards heart screening, defibrillators and CPR/defibrillator training, primarily for grass-roots sporting teams.