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German evening boosts scouts

PUBLISHED: 03:00 17 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:40 03 March 2010

A LITTLE slice of Munich came to Ipswich as beer drinkers filled up their beersteins in order to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

The German beer night - the fourth to be organised in five years, took place at Westbourne High School and raised money for the 24th Ipswich Scout Group who are based at Bramford Road.

A LITTLE slice of Munich came to Ipswich as beer drinkers filled up their beersteins in order to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

The German beer night – the fourth to be organised in five years, took place at Westbourne High School and raised money for the 24th Ipswich Scout Group who are based at Bramford Road.

Organiser Graham Parker said the event was held at this time of year because of the annual Oktoberfest which takes place in Bavaria each autumn.

"We have all the German beers here for people to try plus lots of different wines and spirits" he said.

The dozens of people who attended were treated to German food and music performed by the band of the Royal British Legion from Leiston

The Munich Oktoberfest is the biggest public festival in the world and was held this year for the 168th time.

Each year the Oktoberfest is attended by around six million visitors, who drink around five million litres of beer.

As for Ipswich's very own Oktoberfest, the scouts will receive the majority of the money raised but a proportion will also go to SGR's operation Santa Claus.

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