WheelPower own Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the Spiritual Birthplace of the Paralympics.
Tom Jenkinson of The Chiltern Brewery and Martin McElhatton, ex-Paralympian and Chief Executive of WheelPower are thrilled to have officially launched WheelPower Ale at Bar B2 at this year’s Great British Beer Festival held at Olympia.
In this inspiring Olympic and Paralympic year it is a great chance to raise awareness in support of this worthy charity and the owners of Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the spiritual birthplace of the Paralympics. A minimum donation of 5p per pint will be made from every pint sold to help WheelPower in their continued quest to help transform lives through sport. “This is a gold medal of a beer which is crisp and sunny on the palate. We are so pleased that we have this opportunity to support our close neighbours to the brewery and a truly fantastic cause” said Tom.
“There are so many positive things happening at Stoke Mandeville Stadium at the moment and with BBC2 coverage and a play about “Poppa”Sir Ludwig Guttmann, our founder, we are confident that this will continue. Funds raised will help WheelPower inspire a generation of young and newly disabled people to play sport” said Martin as he clinked glasses in a toast with Tom.
The new beer is a wonderfully satisfying summer drink; rich gold in colour with hints of orange fruits on the nose and a refreshing dry finish. Officially launched at The Great British Beer Festival it is available from the Brewery Shop in Terrick, at The Farmers’ Bar in Aylesbury and other selected stockists. You can order WheelPower for collection on 01296 613647.
The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital was founded by Sir Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann in 1944. He believed that sport was an essential part of the rehabilitation programme of his patients, using it to help build physical strength and self-respect. WheelPower and Stoke Mandeville Stadium have grown through his inspiration and passion and remain the spiritual home of the Paralympics to this day.If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!