The nineth Pendle Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA the camapign for real ale, was held at Colne Muni Theatre from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 2nd February 2013.

This year Burnley and Pendle CTC sponsored a barrel of beer, called 'Pale Rider' at a cost of £40. All of this sponsorship money goes to Pendleside Hospice. The sponsorship gave us some publicity as there was a sign on the barrel, one of our cycle club tops pinned up adjacent and we put a batch of our advertising flyers on the bar.

This was a popular event, with a good number of our members attending on the Thursday evening and over the weekend. We have just received the certificate above from Pendleside Hospice as a thankyou for our sponsorship and to let us know that the event had raised £6500 towards their Hospice Charity Funds. By John Ramsden.