Thirst-quenching mountain fundraiser hits the high notes

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SHEFFIELD University’s real ale pub the University Arms has been giving drinkers the ‘thirst degree’ for a very good cause.

Staff arranged a music evening to raise awareness of a Himalayan mountain climb for children’s charity Action Medical Research.

A jazz, folk and blues event took place and supporters joined Paddington Bear, the charity’s official mascot, and University Arms regular Alan Henderson - who will embark on the charity climb on Mount Everest later this year.

The pub, which recently launched a partnership with Acorn Brewery, kicked off the fundraising by generously donating all of the profits from the first nine gallons of their locally brewed beer Thirst Degree to the worthy cause.

Pub manager Tom Delaney said: “It was a pleasure to give something back.

“Lots of people joined us to support the charity and, of course, enjoy our beer.”

Alan will walk from Sir Edmund Hilary’s original base camp on Mount Everest to the summit of Kala Patta.