Apr 24

Cotswold Challenge 2013 – For Bristol Children’s Cardiac Unit

On the weekend of 3-6 May 2013, a team of staff from the Children’s Cardiac Unit at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children will be attempting to walk the entire length of the 102-mile Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Bath.

Many charities use the Beaufort on their way to greater things, the group are walking through soon and their chosen charity (bearing in mind the Beaufort’s imminent involvement in the ‘Gromit Unleashed’ campaign) is particularly apt.

Please look out for them and if at all possible support the cause – BCH’s Grand Appeal

To donate please see:
JustGiving site: http://www.justgiving.com/bristolcardiaccotswold.
JustTextGiving code is 
BCCC77 Text code and donation amount to 70070 (ie BCCC77 £10 to donate £10).

See Full Poster for the Cotswold Challenge walk.

Sep 24

Successful Annual Harvest Home Auction 2012

“Saturday September the 8th saw our umpteenth Annual Harvest Home in aid of Hawkesbury Upton’s Senior Citizens Fund.

For those of you new to the village or unsure what a ‘Harvest Home Auction’ is, it’s a chance to sell off home-grown produce and unwanted items to raise funds for a good cause whilst having a bit of fun.

Tony ‘Wilky’ Wilkins

For donkey’s years our auctioneer has been the world famous Tony ‘Wilky’ Wilkins who has done a sterling job but of late has been a bit poorly so this year we were grateful to Active Turmoil’s (Acton Turville’s) tremendous Terry Tripp, who did a grand job keeping all amused and rattling through the auction lots.

The lots come from a huge range of really generous people who donate anything from shallots to stuffed toys. Josie and Keith donated a bear so big it could hardly get out the pub doors (taking half a dozen pub glasses with it!) and that on top of her lovely pasties and cream teas – not to mention Keith’s prize winning veg.

Lady Hyacinth (who also has been a bit under the weather of late) still starred with her ploughman’s; Dave and Ann did also with their specialities (Ann’s knitted toys are still a marvel); Brian; the nice lady from on the common and a whole host of others too numerous to mention – one of whom baked a superb Harvest loaf.

Thanks once again to the wonderful generosity of the Beaufort’s customers who raised over £690. We appreciate that the current financial climate is a difficult one and it is heartening to see so many people contribute and benefit others. There are many worthwhile fund raising events in the village but if you have not come along to one of the auctions before it would be great to see you and join in the fun next year.

Finally a quick note on the Senior Citizens Fund. This is perhaps not as glamorous as the host of other good causes that there are in the village but it is worth supporting – in a small way recognizing the older folks who have experienced and given so much themselves.

The Beaufort’s Harvest Home is the last surviving major fund raiser for the fund. It was once a poor second to Prim’s brilliant annual get together in the Post Office gardens but these are now over and the current main contributors are the Buffs, Mick’s ‘prediction’ games and summer skittles and the Legion, the latter still meeting in the Beaufort every 3rd Monday of the month throughout the winter. Why not take part or join in?”

Mark and Fiona

Aug 17

Fish and Chips fund raising event aboard the Matthew in Bristol Docks

Routemaster Bus at Beaufort Arms Hawkesbury UptonFish and Chips aboard the Matthew Tuesday 4th September 2012

Our aim on this event is to raise money for LJST and the Bristol Vintage Bus Group so the fares have been set at £27.50p per person for the red Routemaster bus to take us to Bristol and return back to Hawkesbury. While aboard the Matthew we take a cruise around the docks on this great little vessel.

Matthew - Sailing Ship - BristolTo make sure we’re in good time it will be 6pm at the Beaufort Arms with a return by about 10pm.

For those going straight from the Arnolfini (where the Matthew is moored at the moment) the cost will be £22.50p and departure time (time the Matthew sets off) is 7pm.

The event is open to everyone interested …… please come along to join us if you can.

We must know names in advance. This is one of our major fund raisers of the year so once again, please spread the word.

Please fill out this form to book your seats:
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We will send you an email to confirm your booking. We may also telephone you to confirm a genuine booking. Many thanks for your interest.

Mark and Fiona

Aug 13

‘The Hogweed Trotters Kilcott Experience’

‘The Hogweed Trotters Kilcott Experience’ – Sunday September 23rd –

A real challenge for the following week’s Bristol Half Marathon, different levels of severity make this an event to remember.

Starting and Finishing at the Beaufort, you can walk or run around the Kilcott Valley, the 5 mile walk starts at 10.30am and the 7 mile run starts at 10.45am.

PROPS LogoDave and Vera’s famous BBQ will be available from noon in the Beaufort garden along with a soft drinks bar and raffle. All proceeds will go to PROPS (Providing Opportunity and Support) – a Fishponds based special needs charity that does excellent work in the field of further education for 16 – 25 year olds with varying disabilities.

It’ll be great to have a bit of fun while supporting some very worthy causes. All are welcome.

Best wishes,

Mark (your Local Landlord)

Aug 13

18th Beaufort ‘Harvest Home Auction’

Tony Wilkins - Harvest Home Auction at the Beaufort18th Beaufort ‘Harvest Home Auction’ – Saturday September 8th

We’re hoping for a special appearance from our Legendary Auctioneer Tony ‘Wilky’ Wilkins who’s been a bit poorly of late. Taking on his role (follow that if you can!) will be the great Terry Tripp, Auctioneer to the stars and a real character from Active Turmoil (Acton Turville).

All proceeds once again will go to Hawkesbury’s Senior Citizens Fund – as usual, any spare produce you may have  will be gratefully accepted. Start time 8pm.

Aug 13

‘Along the Edge’ with Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club

 Rotary International‘Along the Edge’ with Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club – Sunday September 2nd

Our 16th Along the Edge sponsored walk.  No new route variations, we are staying with the two 4 mile circular routes of last year, one out to Bodkin Wood and back along the Cotswold Way, and the other heading for the Kilcott Valley also returning by the Cotswold Way. Joining the two sections together gives a more stretching walk for the “early birds” who need more exercise.  

Sponsor forms are now on our web site; http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=594. Friends and family  and everyone who wants to combine an enjoyable country walk with raising funds for worthy causes should  book the date.      

The Beaufort, Hawkesbury Upton is again our start point to sign in and later to join publican Mark Steeds for a BBQ in the garden from mid-day. Our named charities this year are the Jessie May Trust, a Kingswood based charity who provide a hospice at home service for terminally ill children who are not expected to reach adulthood, and Rotary’s End Polio Now fund. In addition each walker’s own charity can benefit from half the sponsorship raised. Do book the date for an enjoyable morning in the country.