Aug 30

Gromit and War Hero

War hero Gordon Prime is seen here with our Gromit Harmony yesterday (28th August) on his annual pilgrimage to Hawkesbury.

Gordon is a Normandy veteran from Tenby branch of the British Legion and has been a visitor to the Beaufort for nearly our entire 19 years here.  He lost a valuable friend and comrade from Hawkesbury, despatch rider Burt Stinchcombe, right at the end of the war and has never forgotten him.

He was here with friends and colleagues from Wales and they all loved our Gromit – a pleasant surprise to them all. If it wasn’t for the likes of Gordon and his pals, we probably wouldn’t be enjoying our summer so much with the Unleashed Trail. The Beaufort is Hawkesbury’s Legion HQ.

We shall remember them…

Aug 26

Record Week for Gromit

gromit-cutout-2This has been a record week for Harmony Gromit’s dish with £373.80p therein, including £12 from Carol Fowler’s Gromit duvet. On top of this we had a massive £500 from one of our lunchtime regulars making a running total of £3506.45p.

Many thanks once again to all who have contributed and a special thanks to Les Trinder for repairing Gromit’s plinth (which has had a hammering with all of the thousands of visitors we’ve had).

Aug 14

Enjoying the Entertainment

Yikes! The Gromit Open Golf Tournament was a cracker and hundreds of people enjoyed the occasion helping to make even more money for the Grand Appeal.

As usual, Vera and Dave starred on the BBQ, ably assisted by Marlene, Audrey and others – making an impressive £266.50p; the Raffle, conducted by Biggus Dickus, added a further £251. Special thanks must also go to Dick’s partner Fiona, who not only designed the poster but also helped with both the Barbie and the Raffle.

Sterling work from the Hawkesbury Open Committee consisting of Gnome, Ross and Shaun ensured that the event went without a hitch once again.

With the weekly haul in Gromit’s dish of £356.20p we had another great week for the Gromit-o-Meter
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Aug 06

Gromit Hash

gromitA ‘Gromit Hash’ is coming to the Beaufort on Wednesday 28th August 2013 at 7.30pm. It’s the 1200th run for the Kennet and Avon Hash House Harriers and they’re honouring the Beaufort with their presence.

The local Hash’s are near and dear to the Beaufort’s heart as when we were first in the pub – and struggling – they came along and helped rescue us (along with CAMRA). We’ve been great friends ever since. We did it!

Aug 05

Gromit Open Golf Tournament 2013

The ‘Gromit Open’ is almost here, this Saturday (10th August) sees our annual Golf Tournament, the teams are fully subscribed but please come along for the evening’s entertainment and prize giving.

All raffle and BBQ proceeds are going to the Grand Appeal and this will be your opportunity to enjoy ‘Hot Gromit’s’, ‘Unleashed Burgers’ and ‘Crackin’ Cheeseburgers’. It’s sure to be a job well done.

Aug 05

Huge Hit With Ukelele Gromit

Our Ukulele Gromit event on 20th July 2013 was a huge hit with Hawkesbury’s own group of strummers playing for us. Many thanks to Tara and her team and also Pete’s unsuspecting father-in-law who ended up doing the Barbie – £142.80p was raised from the BBQ and Gromit had £91.50p in his dish. Well done old chums!