Choko was set up in Cholsey as a community linking project with the aim of raising funds for disadvantaged communities in the Kodumela region of South Africa - hence the name from Cholsey and Kodumela.
CHOKO have been raising money and supporting a variety of African Community Projects since 2005. Every year through WorldVision we seek to connect with these African communities through the linking of schools, churches and visits while also holding events in Cholsey to help fund vital projects that can help to improve living and healthcare standards and provide means for sustainable employment so helping communities to grow and overcome barriers to progress.
Last year we raised enough money to be able to fund three boreholes/wells to be built and sustained in Ntwetwe in Uganda.
See the video below of when Meghan Markle visited Rwanda with World Vision to understand about the borehole drilling process and what these sources of clean water mean to the communities they serve.
Every year, community events such as the CHOKO Beer Festival and the CHOKO Colour Run help to raise thousands for these causes while also being able to support local charities and initatives in and around Cholsey and the local area. We hope that the generous people in our community that have so kindly supported these events over the years will continue to show their support and come grab a drink or two at this our 12th annual Beer Festival - a great way to have fun with the family while also helping to make a real difference to whole communities 4000 miles away.
For more information on CHOKO, please visit our main website at http://choko.org.uk/
Please buy your tickets in advance if you can, it will help us to make sure we don't run out of beer too early!
Due to high demand, and because we want the event to be the best it can be, there will be limited tickets available on the day.
Tickets are available from R G Parks the Butchers, located in the Forty, Cholsey or buy online now by clicking the link below.