SLIDESHOW: A weekend of music, fun and great beer in Hartlepool

THERE was lots going on for people of all ages across Hartlepool this weekend – and the Mail’s photographers were there to catch it all on camera.

Fun days raised money for some great causes and anyone who fancied a drink was spoiled for choice with two beer festivals taking place.

Hartlepool Hawks cheerleaders pictured during one of their displays.

Hartlepool Hawks cheerleaders pictured during one of their displays.

Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club staged their first ever beer festival when people could sample 20 of the region’s best beers and three choice ciders.

It is set to become an annual event after the idea was sparked by Jim Kerr, a supporter of the club and also a master brewer and beer inspector.

Jim said: “We had three really enjoyable nights and everybody had a fantastic time.

“We are already thinking about next year now.”

The beer and cider was also flowing over at the Fishermans Arms, on the Headland, as the popular pub staged its tenth beer festival.

It was another success for Steve Bell and his team as they welcomed streams of customers and staged live music at the pub.

On Sunday, the Hartlepool Hawks cheerleading team, who regularly perform at public events, held their own fun day at the Traveller’s Rest pub, in Stockton Road, as the team continued to attempt to raise £3,000 for new equipment.

McDonald’s, at Hartlepool Marina, laid on Disney characters, face painting, tombola, fancy dress, treasure hunt, and games on Saturday.

The town’s three McDonald’s restaurants all held events in aid of 22-month-old Callum Smith who has conditions including epilepsy.

And a fun day at Hartlepool Power Station Sports and Social Club attracted a good turnout in aid of Diabetes UK.

It was organised by the family of one-year-old Lucy Owens who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.