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Cheers, as special brew raises more than £1,000 for charity

Damian Conway, director of Dipple & Conway's Opticians, celebrates the success of Cat’s Eyes ale with Martin Green, fundraising manager of children'’s charity Break. Picture: Amanda Newsmakers PR

Damian Conway, director of Dipple & Conway's Opticians, celebrates the success of Cat's Eyes ale with Martin Green, fundraising manager of children''s charity Break. Picture: Amanda Newsmakers PR

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A Diss opticians will be raising a glass to the drinkers of the Fat Cat Brewery, Norwich, after its celebratory brew raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Dipple & Conway’s Independent Practice went to the Fat Cat Brewery for a unique glass-to-glass initiative as they created a new beer, called Cat’s Eyes. The opticians are supporters of the charity Break and decided that with every pint sold in its first three months. 10p would go towards the charity.

With 14,500 pints pulled, £1,450 was raised for the East Anglian charity.

Dipple & Conway director Damian Conway said: “I was expecting to be writing a cheque for around £500.

“Instead we’re delighted to be giving our friends from Break around three times that. It’s astonishing, 14,500 pints is enough to fill a small swimming pool.”

Dipple & Conway has raised more than £15,000 for Break, which supports vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

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