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Brewery makes drink to celebrate independent's centenary

28 Sep 2017 by Emily McCormick

A Norwich brewery has brewed a special ale to mark the 100th anniversary of independent opticians, Dipple & Conway.

Brewed by Fat Cat Brewery, Dipple & Conway used its centenary celebrations to also raise funds for local children's charity, Brake. For every pint sold during the ale's initial availability, 10p was donated to Brake, raising £1450.

Speaking about the fundraising, Dipple & Conway director, Damien Conway, said: “I was expecting to write a cheque for £300. Instead we are delighted to be giving our friends at Brake three times that.”

The special Cat's Eye beer has proven so popular that the brewery continues to brew and sell it as a session ale.

Dipple & Conway has supported Brake, a charity that supports vulnerable children, young people and families in East Anglia, for a number of years. This October its general manager, Neil McDonald, will complete the Lowestoft half marathon for the charity.

Thanking the independent, Brake’s fundraising manager, Martin Green, said that its long-standing support of the charity has been “overwhelming.”

“They always go the extra mile,” he added. 

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