ORGANISERS of Wedmore Real Ale Festival gave out £20,000 to local causes this year.

At their annual cheque presentation evening, which took place on Saturday (October 2) at Wedmore Village Hall, 16 organisations were handed cheques.

Around 100 people attended the event, including successful beneficiaries, organisers past and present, volunteers and sponsors.

The beneficiaries for 2021 include Children's Hospice South West, Weston Hospicecare, Weston-Super-Mare Samaritans, Somewhere House (Somerset) Limited, Wedmore First School PTA, Wedmore & Axbridge Community Health Fund and more.