A FUND that su050913DM3-6pports wounded Servicemen and women from the Advertiser area could go national with a beer brewed in its name.

The Patriot Beer honours Newark Patriotic Fund, which will receive a donation from its sales. Interest has already been shown in the Newark-brewed pint from as far away as Birmingham.

Patriot Beer was officially unveiled to members of the fund and some of those it supports at the brewery where it is made on Thursday.

The pump clip will bear the logo of Newark Patriotic Fund, which is a medal with Union Flag ribbon and the words Proudly Supporting Our Injured Soldiers.

The idea for the beer came from ex-Worcestershire and Sherwood Forester Mr Nigel Lacy, who is supported by the fund.

The brewer is the co-patron of the fund, Mr Dan Derry, of the Newark Brewing Company, who is the grandson of the town’s most decorated war hero, Lieutenant-colonel Sam Derry.

It was named by ex-Grenadier Guardsman Mr Leigh Darrington, another who received assistance from the fund.

Mr Lacy said: “I approached the fund committee with the idea and they all voted for it. If it sells well it’s great news for Newark and for wounded Servicemen.”

Mr Darrington, who struggles to come to terms with experiences in Iraq, said: “One of my original ideas was to call it Legless, with its two connotations. “I think it’s a great pint.”