Well, where shall we start. OK, the results seem like a good place to kick off this post, so follow LOTY 2016 – The Results
For those of you who could not make the event for various reasons, you missed a great day. The weather was great & even transport links behaved themselves reasonably well, although one or two may disagree regarding the transport. Many people suggested that 8 Sail was one of our best ever venues & I for one would not argue with them. There were 3 beers OTB & yes we did drink them out of their last ever cask of Mild, but lets face it somebody had to have the last pint (Sorry yes it was me & very nice it was too). The ladies from the on site Tea Room provided a very nice buffet, featuring a selection of items made from flour milled in the mill next door to the brewery.
Did you realise this is the only 8 sailed mill in western Europe? Well it is & you could have spent the afternoon there and helped us to raise even more money for the two charities.
Ah I here you say, charities, so how did we do this year. In short quite nicely, thank you.
In detail, we handed over cheques to both Heckington Area Volunteer Car Service & to Lincs Ark for £1,125. So another £2,250 raised, bringing our grand total for the 33 years of LOTY to over £65,640. Not at all bad for such a small group of enthusiasts, well done all!
So thank you to all of you who turned up, especially our Polish contingent, from Scotland. Tony & Steve from 8 Sail, for putting up with us for an afternoon, although it probably seemed longer. The folk from the charities for turning up in person to collect their cheques, it is always nice to have a few tears. It makes us all feel we are doing something positive & possibly doing it well, again this year.
Finally thank you to all of those in the brewing & bottling industry, who contribute to LOTY year after year. We really do appreciate your help.