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Beer family brew up brainwave’ to help kids’ charity

PUBLISHED: 12:01 02 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:39 05 October 2010

A FAMILY of beer-makers in East London are brewing up a Brainwave’ to help a children’s charity. Brother and sister Jamie and Liz Brodie have come up with a brand named after the Brainwave children’s charity with all profits going to the organisation

By Mike Brooke

A FAMILY of beer-makers in East London are brewing up a Brainwave’ to help a children’s charity.

Brother and sister Jamie and Liz Brodie have come up with a brand named after the Brainwave children’s charity with all profits going to the organisation.

The light beer with 3.1 per cent alcohol content is brewing up funds for the cash-strapped Brainwave charity that was set up in 1982 to give families individual home therapy for children with delayed development.

“We receive no funding from the Government, so donations like this are invaluable,” said its chief executive Christine Cryne. “This we hope will help raise awareness in London for the families who need our help.”

The charity looks after children with conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome and autism. Families from all over London beat a path to its centre at Witham, in Essex, just 50 minutes out of Liverpool Street.

The beer is going in sale at Brodie’s own brewery tap, The William IV in Leyton, as well as a handful of boozers such as the King Charles I and the Wenlock in Shoreditch, the Old Fountain in Finsbury, the Cross Keys in Covent Garden and the Old Coffee House in Soho.


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