Welcome to Western Park Beer Festival

Our supported Charities

Supporting Local

The Western Park Beer Festival began life to raise much needed funds for a new hall at the local parish church, St. Anne’s back in 2015 has since grown to include the Pop-Up and a Festival. Both these events with the local community and local businesses have raised over £50k for range of local charities in and around Leicester and Leicestershire.

We have supported a range of charities have including, Leicester Wheels, Western Ward Community Enterprise, Loros, Coram East Midlands, Hope Against Cancer, Leicester Memory Music box and Menphys, and because we a not-for-profit organisation run by local volunteers every penny raised goes towards our chosen charities.

So pop along and raise a glass in the knowledge that your enjoyment of craft beer is going to be helping others!

This year we proud to be supporting three, small local charities:

This Years Local Charities:

Bodie Hodges Foundation

Bodie Hodes Foundations is an ambitious and growing charity; with a vision and are passionate about growing their services which they offer to families bereaved of a child.

The core vision is to give hope to families bereaved of a child by providing a range of services that support grieving families and encourage them to both rebuild and remember, via the Bodie’s Bereavement Service and projects.

They offer a range of child centred services including early therapeutic support to newly bereaved families, work with siblings to explore their grief, happy make new memories and to encourage a positive conversation about death.

Their purpose is to ensure every family in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who experiences the death of a child has access to caring support by expanding Bodie’s Bereavement Service Work in Partnership with other organisations and to educate families, schools and professionals. 

Volunteer Action Leicestershire

Volunteer Action Leicestershire was originally formed as the Leicester Council for Social Services in 1965, and their work has constantly evolved with the times, but always kept local people at its heart. They have now been going for over 50 years and active in the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

They work closely with individuals with a physical and learning disability, providing them the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and have fun, as well as supporting Voluntary and Community Groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Supporting people with learning disabilities

For over 20 years the VALUES project has provided people with learning disabilities in Leicester and Leicestershire the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

Strengthening the local voluntary sector

VAL provides advice, support and training to charities and community groups across Leicestershire.


Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWLL) is your local health and social care champion. From Belgrave to Belvoir and everywhere in between, we make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.

Charities we have Supported