BRAMHOPE is all set to enjoy its big Beer and Music Festival - while raising money for a cause close to the organisers’ hearts.

West Park Leeds RUFC will host its sixth festival on Saturday, July 13 when a wide range of locally sourced beer, lager and cider will be available from 1pm to 11pm.

More than 20 gins, plus wine and Prosecco, will also be on offer while local bands Rock Warriors, The Turnarounds, Touch, Strangers in Trainers and Longthorne will be playing live between 1.30pm and 10pm.

Two of the bands have strong links with the club:. Longthorne band member Abby Whisker-Pollington plays for the ladies team while Steve Batty and Pete Nota, from Touch, both have sons who either currently play, or have played, at West Park.

The entertainment will include barbecue food and children’s entertainment (including inflatables and Rugby Tots sessions) too, and fans of Leeds Rhinos will get a chance to win a signed team shirt.

Proceeds from the day will go to children’s cancer charity Candlelighters which has been providing essential support for club members Angela and Adrian Hargreaves and their four year old daughter, Ella.

Ella was diagnosed with three tumours two years ago and needed major surgery on her neck and spine. A recurrence of the tumours means she may now need further treatment.

Candlelighters has helped the family by providing therapy sessions and sending them on two much-needed holidays.

West Park Leeds RUFC Chairman Graham Chadwick said: “This is a key fundraising event for the club and a great opportunity for local businesses, residents, families and friends to get together and enjoy locally sourced food and drink and free family entertainment.

“We’ve got a great band line up and it’s good to see some that have close links with the club.

“We’re also hoping festival goers will dig deep and support Candlelighters. They do an amazing job helping and supporting families and children so every penny counts.”

Ella’s mum, Angela, added: “We’re delighted that Candlelighters is the chosen charity this year.

“The charity and the club have been so supportive at helping the whole family through a difficult time in our lives.”

Two 45 minute Rugby Tots sessions, for children aged three to seven, will be held during the festival at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. They will include a warm up, try scoring, kicking off a cone, team games, an obstacle course and a bit of tag rugby.