Get your ‘wings’ out ready, its Bingo at the Beaufort!
Hawkesbury’s Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (the Buffs) has organised a night in the Beaufort Skittle Alley come Function Room.
It’s this Sunday, the 13th of October 2013, with an 8pm start.
All proceeds are going to Cancer Research UK so please come along if you fancy it.
Two fat ladies, clickety click!
Hawkesbury’s Rainbows have been busy doing their Guiding Gromit badge by doing various events and activities centred around our own Harmony Gromit.
Last week they did a Jumble Sale in aid of the Grand Appeal for Bristol’s Children’s Hospital and last night they made biscuits, designed their own Gromit and did a ‘find and seek Gromit’ – pictures of Harmony were spread around their meeting place and they had to find two each (they were allowed to keep one of them).
They kindly sent me one of the Gromit biscuits (please see below) and gave my wife Fiona, ‘Badger’ to the Rainbows, a special little envelope containing assorted good luck tokens for when we go to bid for Harmony tonight at the ‘Gromit Unleashed Auction’ at the Mall in Cribbs Causeway.
Girls, we’ll do our best and many thanks for everything.
Saturday, 14th September saw our annual Harvest Home and even though numbers were down, we still managed to raise £560 for the Senior Citizens Fund in the village.
Terry Trip was our ace auctioneer and he did such a good job we had to slow him down! As ever, produce and generosity from the village and Beaufort regulars was amazing and we had plenty of goodies to go around.
I can’t begin to thank everyone who contributed and bid enough, but I will single out Lady Hyacinth once again who despite being poorly did a fantastic job again with her ploughmans and puddings.
Lots of others contributed as well, including Dave and Ann, Biggus Dickus and Fiona, Chris and Sal, Josie and Keith, Brian Noble, Derek Watts, ‘Lizzie’s luscious plums‘ and a host of others (but please forgive me if I missed you out – my memory’s not what it was).
Terry was helped by Fiona selecting the goods and Big Dave collecting the money and Sam and Liz kindly did the raffle (thanks team).
I was determined to win the Wallace and Gromit lunchbox but if it wasn’t for Julie Blackwell letting me buy it at the end it wouldn’t be resplendent on our top shelf where it is now.
Huge thanks to everyone who came along, bid, and had a bit of fun. Another memorable night.
Sunday 29th September sees our Annual ‘Kilcott Experience’ with the famous Hogweed Trotters and PROPS – the latter, as you may know, is a Fishponds based special needs charity near and dear to our hearts.
Please see poster below, if you don’t fancy anything energetic, just come along anyway for a value burger especially prepared for us by Lady Hyacinth and her team (Barbie will be going from noon to about 1.30pm).
Hopefully see you Sunday…
Beth Day’s entry for Hawkesbury Show 2013 showing ‘Harmony’ and ‘Where’s Wallace’ Gromits:
Our final fund raiser for our four legged friend has, along with Gromit’s dish, firmly taken us past the £5,000 mark for the Grand Appeal. I can’t begin to thank people enough for their huge generosity and kindness.
‘Along the Edge with Gromit’ was always going to be our last big day and we were honoured to have our own Harmony Gromit as ‘Gromit of the day’ on the Unleashed Trail. The event was painstakingly organised by Chipping Sodbury Rotarians John Wells and Barry Riley and they were ably assisted by other members of the Club, none of whom left anything to chance.
On this event we didn’t have our usual ‘A Team’ doing the BBQ, they were replaced by our ‘Elite Team’ and what a cracking job they did, raising a massive £404.50p in the process – another record?
Hawkesbury Cricket Club kindly allowed us to use their field for overflow parking and Tom Cole lent us his gas burner to enable us to cook the onions!
Many thanks to one and all, we’re very, very grateful.
Mark, the delighted Landlord”
The picture features are worn out ‘Elite’ BBQ team, Lady Hyacinth (in red) alongside Mr Brightness with Jackie and Simon flanking Harmony. Daphne also starred but managed to avoid being photographed.
I don’t know who took the pic but you can see their thumb top right and they missed off Dave and Vera’s feet – many thanks…
Hawkesbury Show 2013 was a cracker with more people attending (or at least paying their entrance money) than ever. Hopefully bolstered by a few ‘Gromiters’ from out of town.
Harmony Gromit appeared in a few of the prize categories and actually won with Jan Treasure’s submission in the ‘Best Picture Caption’ contest.
In my defence (see photo) I think Archie was a bit bemused at being selected to help unveil Gromit just because (once again) he was the youngest in school. Don’t worry Archie, it won’t be the same this next year!
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.