We shall be celebrating Mothers’ Day on 30th March –
Bookings now being taken – Please come and join us –
Call 01454 238217
Beauty and the Beasts
?? Let’s Get Quizzical ??
8pm at the Beaufort on Friday 17th January 2014
A little teasing for your brain mixed in with some fun prize rounds of
“Sit Down! Bingo”, “Name the Year” and supper.
A suitably silly start to your weekend whilst raising funds for our great charities
£5 a head, Call Dave Anderson on 238799 to book tickets or just turn up on the night
Our final fund raiser of 2013 was for our dear friends at PROPS and it involved us teaming up once again with the Hogweed Trotters for their annual ‘Kilcott Experience’.
The event was smaller this year but we still managed to raise £154.50p for PROPS – just over £120 from the BBQ (funded by the Beaufort) with the balance from the raffle (prizes donated by the Hogweeds [mostly] and the Long John Silver Trust).
Many, many thanks to the Hogweeds and most of all Lady Hyacinth and the rest of our BBQ team, I did manage to get a thank you in to everyone at the end but here’s another just in case.
This year the proceeds went directly into an inclusive project PROPS have been working on for some while at Tormarton – producing logs and kindling.
The team needed a new concrete plinth for wheel chair access and the funds went to that, please see pictures below.
PROPS are having a bit of a supply problem at the moment as they can’t cut them quick enough, but if you’re interested they’re £4 a bag and £7.50p for a box of kindling. Enquiries via PROPS from their web site – http://www.propsforward.org/
Great stuff one and all!
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The freshly laid concrete plinth at Tormarton
Jamie trying the plinth out
Jamie in action - a rare shot!
All of the team in action, hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go...
Having Harmony Gromit with us triggered a lot of generosity from all of our friends and especially Harmony’s artist, Marie Simpson.
The first pressie we received was a lovely plush Gromit from Mary and this was swiftly followed by a knitted version from Maggie – both very touching in their own way.
On top of this, Marie then very kindly painted us our own Harmony to get over the disappointment of not being able to buy him at auction, this we’re sharing with Hawkesbury’s Rainbow’s.
All of these will now be treasured along with Dilly’s donation bucket which we accidentally purloined after writing Gromit on it with a permanent marker.
Anyhoo, many thanks one and all, superb souvenirs from one of the best things we’ve ever been involved with.
Incidentally, regarding the money the Beaufort has helped raise for Bristol’s Children’s Hospital, thanks to Chipping Sodbury Rotary’s ‘Along the Edge with Gromit’ sponsored walk, our figure now stands at an amazing £6,000 plus, with a few more pounds to come in.
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One man’s treasure ....
This must have taken Marie quite a while and we really appreciate it
Hawkesbury’s Rainbows enjoying Marie’s mini-Gromit