LOCALS TO RAISE THOUSANDS OF DONATION DOLLARS BY DRINKING MURBAH SWAMP BEER

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By enjoying a few Murbah Swamp Beers, Northern Rivers locals are set to help raise tens of thousands of dollars for local palliative care services at Stone & Wood’s third annual Murwillumbah Open Day, which last year raised over $30,000 for the Wedgetail Retreat.

Between 11.00am and 5.00pm on Saturday 30 March at Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah brewery, the annual ‘Murbah’ Open Day will again invite locals to an all-day, family-friendly event of beer, food and music, complete with market stalls, food trucks, a kids’ area and brewery tours for those keen to get behind the scenes.

Additionally, paying homage to the legendary Murwillumbah story of the truck that fell into the Tweed River on Boxing Day and the ‘heroic’ tales of locals diving in to save the beer, Stone & Wood will again brew the sort after Murbah Swamp Beer for the event, along with putting it on tap at local venues.

Last year, profits from Murwillumbah Open Day helped raise over $30,000 for Stone & Wood’s national not-for-profit, the inGrained Foundation, which directed the total amount to the Wedgetail Retreat Northern Rivers Community Hospice.

Stone & Wood’s Community Manager Jasmin Daly said this is the third year the independent brewery has partnered with Wedgetail Retreat, whose vital services continue to receive strong community feedback.

“We’ve seen the wonderful work Meredith and her team do, caring for our community,” Miss Daly said. “The respite, refuge and tranquillity they provide for those with life-limiting illnesses, and also the support they give to the families in their time of need, is inspirational.”

Due to Wedgetail Retreat’s ongoing need for support, Stone & Wood, through their inGrained Foundation, are looking forward to partnering with Wedgetail Retreat for the next three years.

Transfers between the Murwillumbah brewery (35 Kite Crescent, South Murwillumbah), Murwillumbah and the Tweed Coast will be provided by Mt Warning Tours. For Murbah Open Day updates and information, locals are encouraged to visit www.stoneandwood.com.au.

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