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Nelson's Shantymen mark 10th anniversary with own brewed ale and £1,500 cheque presentation




It has been an eventful time for the Nelson’s Shantymen as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The Burnham-based non-profit-making group aims to raise money for charitable causes and members of the Shantymen are pictured presenting a cheque to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

Pictured from left to right at the front with a cheque for £1,500 are Alistair Milner, Tim Richardson and Steve Ireson.

The Nelson's Shantymen. Picture by Ian Burt MLNF-20IB03485
The Nelson's Shantymen. Picture by Ian Burt MLNF-20IB03485

A further £59 was subsequently collected in donation buckets during an anniversary celebration event at The Jolly Sailors on Saturday, which will also be sent to the EAAA.

With it being the anniversary of the group, a special Nelson’s Shantymen ale has been brewed to celebrate the milestone.

The Brancaster Brewery has produced the ale which is brewed using malted Maris Otter barley from Branthill Farm, Wells, and will be available from The Jolly Sailors, The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe and The Kings Head in Letheringsett.

The Brancaster Brewery has brewed an ale to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Nelson's Shantymen. Pictured are Jolly Sailors general manager Simon Parkin, Chris Jacklin and Steve Ireson. Picture by Ian Burt
The Brancaster Brewery has brewed an ale to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Nelson's Shantymen. Pictured are Jolly Sailors general manager Simon Parkin, Chris Jacklin and Steve Ireson. Picture by Ian Burt

The group has announced 50 per cent of profits from the ale will go into the charity pot for 2020.

They will not be rehearsing or performing for the forseeable future due to the coronavirus but their new album is available at www.nelsons-shantymen.co.uk.

To date they have raised over £30,000 for a range of charities including RNLI, Help for Heroes, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Wells Community Hospital, Tapping House, Campaign Care 94, Nelson’s Journey, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Bridge for Heroes. They can be found on Facebook and online.


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