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 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!

Jul 15

Annual Treasure Island Cruise 2013

July 11th – The Matthew’s Gromit, New Found Land, was joined by Beaufort regulars (and Long John Silver Trust members) for the annual Treasure Island Cruise aboard the Matthew, with special needs charity PROPS.
P1020912P1020890 (Above) The Beaufort Gromit is wishing the gang of cut-throats well before their journey onto the high seas of Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

Matthew - PROPS cruise (1)This year was extra special because the LJST was handing over a ‘Jolly Green Roger’ to the Matthew to help celebrate Bristol’s new status as Green Capital for 2015.

More pic’s from the day can be seen here.

Jul 10

Huge Success for “Morris and Gromit”

The Beaufort’s “Morris and Gromit” night on Monday 8th July 2013 was a huge success, more people than ever came along to see Winterbourne Down Border Morris do their thing and a great night was had by one and all.

Huge thanks must go to Roger and ‘Squire Sarah’ for organising things and being there with Gromit.



Jul 04

Gromit Is Unveiled

After just a few days, our Beaufort Gromit has settled into his new home in the country. We’ve had lots of visitors, one keen aficionado arrived at half past midnight to take their piccie.


Gromit was unveiled by Hawkesbury Primary School on launch day of the Gromit Unleashed Trail (Monday 1st July 2013)  and we’re looking forward to his 10 week stay here.

A quick round of thank-you’s: – artist Marie Simpson for her fantastic design, Angie from Boundary magazine for her enthusiasm and the pupils from Hawkesbury.

Thanks to Dilly, our Gromit has his own drinking bowl for donations – “make a wish, and put money in the dish” or “if you don’t come in the pub, put some money in the tub”.

All donations will go directly to Gromits Grand Appeal.

We have a Gromit-o-Meter here to tell you how much money has been raised at the Beaufort since Gromit has been with us.

Jun 11

Gromit Unleashed Trail Promotion

To make the most of the Gromit Unleashed trail set to hit the streets of Bristol this summer, Destination Bristol has commissioned a series of films to promote the city.

Gromit-Group shot 1

The films use one of the giant Gromit sculptures which will form part of the trail to showcase some of the best of what we have to offer and encourage visitors from far and wide to come to Bristol.

In total there are five films being released over the next few weeks:

·        An initial trailer for the main video

·        Three teasers

·        A two-minute main feature – A Grand Tail  

As part of our marketing campaign, we’re promoting the films through our social media channels and it would be great if you could help spread the word, so we can reach as wide an audience as possible!