Yes, Japan may be a rich country, as many seem only too eager to point out, but it's a rich country full of human beings under incredible stress. They've just lived through the sixth largest earthquake in recorded history, a 10-metre tsunami, blizzards, plummeting temperatures and a nuclear reactor gone berserk. This isn't the time to stop and examine their tax returns, it's a time to help.
Don't worry, it won't be anything heavy! The plan is to simply charge for tickets to the Challenge (£2 per adult, £1 for kids) and to have an entry-fee for beers (£5 per beer for adults, £2 per beer for kids), so please come along and enjoy the occasion even if you aren't brewing.
We might also have some stuff to auction and, in all probability, a bucket for spare change. The Challenge is on Saturday 23 April at the Crown Pub in Chertsey, beer registration from 4pm, judging from 5pm.
* LINK: Entering the Chertsey Beer Challenge (grown ups)
* LINK: Entering the Chertsey Ginger Beer Challenge (kids)