When the Rebellion Brewery moved to Bencombe Farm in 1999 we
decided to have a party to welcome our existing customers to the
new brewery, this started the tradition of holding our biennial
During the event we throw the doors of the brewery open, and
welcome what has now grown to a staggering 6500 visitors over the
weekend. We provide all the beer for free, and a number of local
bands provide musical entertainment for free throughout the
weekend. We also run tours around the brewery to give an insight
into the history of the brewery and how beer is made. Whilst the
festival is a way of saying thank you to our loyal local
supporters, we have for the past number of years invited our local
hospital charity 'Scannappeal' to attend, and we ask visitors to
donate to this very worthwhile cause. In 2015 the total raised over
the weekend was £58,000.Over the years we have held a number of
other fund raisers and participated in events to raise money for
the charity,these have includedhosting evenings showing English
football games, carrying a laden stretcher a certain distance for
sponsorship and bucket collections at our open evenings.In total we
have raised in excess of £186,000 over the years to help buy state
of the art diagnostic scanners for the local hospital.
The Rebellion Charity Fund
Rebellion set up its Charity Social Fund in 2013. Grants range
from £500 up to a maximum of £2000. Our aim is to donate £5,000
annually and to allow our staff to choose where the money goes. To
qualify for a grant, the charity needs to demonstrate that the
money will benefit people living within what we deem to be our
local area. This project is still being developed, however to date
we have donated the following:
- Between 2013 and 2015 £3000 was donated to Wycombe Homeless
Connection, who serve around 400 single adult homeless or
vulnerably housed individuals each year.
- In 2015 we donated £500 to Helen and Douglas house, a fantastic
charity caring for terminally ill children, young adults and their
families through exceptional hospice care.
- In 2014 £1000 was donated to Padstones who are providing
support in an accommodation setting for young people aged 16-20 who
are homeless, vulnerable and at risk in the Thames Valley.
- In 2013 £1000 was donated to Camp Mowhawk, near Wargrave in
Berkshire. It's a fantastic multi-functional day center for
children with special needs and their families.
- 2013 we donated £500 to the Marlow Bottom Playing Fields, a
charity set up to help maintain an extensive play area for children
within the Marlow Bottom area.