Supporters, Our Charities & Good Causes

The festival would not be possible without the generosity of our Sponsors who help in all manner of ways – financial support, goods and materials and practical help. With their support we are able to help many local charities and good causes. Since its inception the Festival has raised more than £150,000 to help the local community. If you would like to help us and become a Festival Sponsor click here

ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE has been chosen as our nominated charity is year; you will see their volunteers working with us throughout the Festival. To find out more about St Nicholas’ Hospice click here

True to our beliefs we’re also planning to support smaller charities and other local good causes from the proceeds of the festival. Grants will be awarded during Summer 2019; if you wish to be considered for a grant whether you are a smaller charity, youth group, community group or other deserving cause contact us now click here so we can discuss how you can contribute to and, in turn, benefit from the Festival success.


We are grateful to all our festival sponsors and advertisers, particularity our VIP Supporters.

DJ Evans

DJ Evans Group is a family run business with a history dating back for more than a century. We are East Anglia’s premier independent builder’s/engineer’s merchant and architectural ironmonger.

Greene King

Greene King is proud to support CAMRA’s East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival. The festival is a fantastic celebration of the variety and complexity of British beer. Brewing in Bury St Edmunds, the home of Greene King, dates back over 1000 years to the Doomsday book. This year Greene King is celebrating 220 years of brewing fine Suffolk ales on the same site on Westgate Street in Bury St Edmunds. With some of the nation’s favourite beers in our range, from Abbot Ale to Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen to Yardbird Pale Ale, one thing is for sure, our passion for brewing top quality, delicious beer is as strong today as it was when our founder Benjamin Greene started brewing beer back in 1799.

Orbital Food

Orbital Food Machinery – worldwide suppliers & purchasers of food processing machinery, packaging machinery, and refrigeration equipment to the food industry

Orbital started trading in 1994 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in the UK as a relatively small supplier of used food machinery.

Over the years the company has become renowned as one of the leading global buyers and sellers of quality used food processing and packaging machinery.

Boasting one of the largest stocks of food machinery worldwide with a factory space of 100,000 square foot and a team of over 30 strong including office, sales, and engineering staff; we are able to confidently handle projects both large and small providing professional and experienced support throughout.

Orbital Food Machinery also stocks a wide range of new food machinery including the ORBMIX brand of mixers, tumblers, flakers, lifting equipment and wash stations.

Pauls Malt

Okay – Who’s Paul? He’s not a person. We’re a family, the Pauls family. One of the oldest family malting businesses in the UK.

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Yes he can! We maybe old, we’ve been around since the 19th century, but that doesn’t mean we can’t produce some of the best malted barley on the planet. Stuffy and boring? We’re far from it.

We take inspiration from our maritime past and have used it to make malted barley as good as it can get. Our aim is to be the go-to supplier of malted barley for Craft Brewers. That’s what we strive to do.

We’re proud of our past and excited for the future. Our team is passionate about barley and beer and we want to help breweries craft delicious new tipples for their customers to enjoy.

Pauls Malt. Not a person. We’re a family.

This years expanded festival is made possible with the kind support of The Arc Shopping Centre.

Our associate supporters include, A1 Cars, Cargate Engineering, Clarkes of Walsham, Oakes Barn, SemaLease, Small Beer, ToolBox Marketing and Whitewater Graphics & Design.