Sunday 8th September 2013 sees our final fundraiser for the Grand Appeal. The Beaufort Gromit Harmony will be at the centre of two walks organised by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club.
All participants and visitors will then be allowed to enjoy our lunchtime BBQ, for the last time you’ll be able to enjoy ‘Hot Gromits’, ‘Unleashed Burgers’ and ‘Crackin’ Cheeseburgers. All at an amazingly low price and cooked to perfection by our A Team (Lady Hyacinth et al).
Overflow parking has kindly been provided by the Cricket Club and all Barbie proceeds will go to the Grand Appeal, this will be bolstered by some of the sponsored walk money as well.
Beaufort regulars and friends of the Long John Silver Trust are seen here enjoying their annual Fish and Chip fundraising cruise on the Matthew of Bristol.
The Matthew’s Gromit ‘Newfoundland’ is taking centre stage, echoing our Harmony Gromit in the Beaufort’s pub garden, they should have been twinned!
Many thanks to all at the Matthew for making us so welcome once again, especially Chairman of the Matthew of Bristol Trust (and Patron of the LJST) Royston Griffey and Captain Rick Wakeham. Click an image to enlarge:
Last Wednesday’s (28th Aug) Gromit Hash was tremendous, celebrating the Kennett and Avon’s 1200th Hash, around 60 people, young and not so young, congregated at the Beaufort to do their thing.
The Fat Controller went to a lot of trouble laying the trail around our Cotswold countryside, and one of the prizes was for the person who collected the most Gromit piccies that he had laid. The winning score was 29.
Other prizes were had for the biggest Gromit ears and for those in Gromit dress, the pub provided a buffet for the ravenous runners and the cost of this was donated to the Grand Appeal along with other donations.The piccie shows prize winning ‘Gazza’ and ‘Public Enemy’ resplendent in their Gromit headgear and attire.
Fantastic news from our Gromit-o-Meter once again, we’re now past the £4,000 mark. Each week surpasses the last and Gromit’s dish generated a massive £563.30p over the past week. Many thanks to all who have contributed.
The haul included a record Bank Holiday Monday for us and the proceeds from our ‘Gromit Hash’ (please see blog on that). Our last big push is this Sunday 8th September with ‘Along the Edge with Gromit’, it’ll be great if you can make it. Harmony will be “Gromit of the day”, especially for the occasion.
The piccie shows landlord Mark with pal Pam giving Gromit a well-deserved drink from his donation dish.