Timothy Taylor’s has raised more than £2,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity through sales of Havercake, brewed to honour the soldiers of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.
The beer was relaunched last year, with 10p from every pint sold donated to the charity. It was sold was sold at the Keighley and Worth Valley Beer and Music Festival last October, and made available in pubs across the UK.
Overall, 24,624 pints of Havercake were sold, raising a total of £2,462.40.
The soldiers of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment were nicknamed the Havercake Lads. The name is derived from the oatmeal bread widely eaten in Yorkshire towns and villages, where most of the soldiers lived.
“It was fantastic to welcome back Havercake last year, a real crowd-pleaser,” said Scott Cameron, senior brand manager at Timothy Taylor’s.
“We have always had very close ties with our Armed Forces, and to be able to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and their support for soldiers, veterans, and their families, through sales of Havercake, brings us a lot of pride.”
Brigadier (retired) Peter Monteith, chief operating officer at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added: “We are very grateful to Timothy Taylor’s for their donation in support of the Army’s national charity, and for reminding us about Havercake’s historical connection to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and the fine soldiers of Yorkshire.”