Northampton brewery supports charity that helps families with children who have cancer

Phipps' MD Alaric Neville and NC TLC's Janet Walker-Smith
Phipps' MD Alaric Neville and NC TLC's Janet Walker-Smith

A Northampton brewery has handed over a cheque for £2,400 to a charity that supports families with children who have cancer.

The donation to NC TLC, based in Earls Barton, was made at Phipps Brewery as it hosted the annual labologists conference of the British Beer Label Collectors’ Society.

Owner Alaric Neville said: “Like the Eurovision Song Contest, the winner of the best design for a British beer bottle label gets to host the next year’s event and last year Phipps won with our Flip Top IPA label.

“It is also a tradition that all proceeds go to a local charity of the host’s choice. Income from food and drink sold during the day is added to money raised by an auction of old and rare labels donated by members,” he added.

The charity provides respite care, help with accommodation during treatment, holidays and family fun days, spreading a little love and care when it is needed most. For more information about the charity, visit

Phipps won the title of best beer bottle label again with its “Fonder’s Reserve EIPA” label, but next year’s conference will be held at Batemans Brewery near Skegness.