Going the Extra Mile: Run club launches own beer to support youth charity

A Nunhead-based running club is raising money for a vital youth centre by brewing its own beer. 

Runhead – which meets at the Old Nun’s Head in Nunhead Green each Tuesday – yesterday launched its Extra Mile beer in support of Westminster House Youth Club.

The youth club, based in Nunhead Grove, Nunhead, offers recreational and educational activities for young people aged eight to 18. Services include homework clubs, sports and activities and accreditations, such as the Duke of Edinburgh and First Aid training.

Runhead launched the Extra Mile in collaboration with Bermondsey beer establishment Bianca Road Brew Co, on London Marathon Day at the brewery taproom just metres from where 60,000 runners passed by.

The Extra Mile, created in collaboration between Runhead and Bianca Road Brew Co. (Picture: Runhead)

Runhead member Thom Banks said: “We love beer and we have a longstanding partnership with Westminster House, our neighbours here in Nunhead.

“Launching the beer, helping out in the process, and knowing the beer is brewed sustainably makes us proud to be in partnership with Bianca Road. We can’t wait to do this again in 2025.”

The beer will be available online, from Bianca Road’s Bermondsey taproom, in Enid Street, as well as a selection of pubs and bars in the area.

Kate Worthington, Westminster House Youth Club director said: “Extra Mile is such a fabulous example of social action – a local community supporting its most vulnerable young members – whilst also having a great time.”

Pictured top: Runhead members celebrate the launch of the extra mile yesterday (Picture: Runhead)

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