Warwick Labour sent a delegation to Reading Festival this weekend as part of the Workers’ Beer scheme, organised by the wider labour movement.
Working behind a bar in the guest area of the site, former President Baris Yerli, Publicity Officer Will Tucker, Rowan Pearce and Rachael Ward, plus comrades from University College London raised money for the society that will be crucial to meeting our funding needs this year as we strive to be a strong campaigning force in the Leamington and Coventry areas.
All money the comrades would have earned goes to the society’s account and when not working, the workers were free to go and watch the festival, which was headlined this year by Green Day, Eminem and Biffy Clyro.
A great time was had by all. Said Tucker: ‘Workers’ Beer is a great way of making money for our society, whilst having fun and meeting comrades from across the labour movement. Baris has done a great job organising the scheme at Warwick for many years and we will have a hard job to replace him.’
Tucker further urged new members to get involved with the scheme. ‘This year’s Reading was at the end of my freshers’ year and I got a lot out of it. I couldn’t recommend the scheme highly enough to any newcomers. They even have free beer!’