The Beaufort Arms in Hawkesbury Upton kindly organised a fund raiser for the LJST.
On Thursday 28th January a brewery visit by customers of the Beaufort to Cotswold Spring’s and Severn Vale’s magnificent new home at Tortworth raised £80 for the LJST (thanks mostly to the breweries’ generosity).
The picture shows the pub’s very own Bishop of Wigan, Stan Fillingham, getting a chair lift at the brewery with bearers Tony Harcourt and brewery owner Mark Francombe.
Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to the event, we had a terrific reception at CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year the Salutation at Ham afterwards, and once again Westward Travel ably provided the transport.
Beer expert Tom Salt provided the picture – thanks again.
Bristol theatre goers, how about combining a great show with giving to two of the finest charities on the docks?
Celebrating their 100th anniversary, the Bristol Hippodrome has kindly allowed the LJST and Matthew charities to benefit from the forthcoming run of Nicholas Newton’s superb production of ‘Pirates of Penzance” …… 18th – 22nd June 2013.
You’ll make the Pirate King very happy…
Click here to View the Leaflet …
After a few years on the Beaufort Arms bar collecting pennies and shillings the lovely Sue and trustee Dave (not quite so lovely) counted a massive £195.61p in treasure from our L. J. whisky bottle.
The booty will be added to our buccaneering funds as soon as possible. This follows on from our previous bottle which some scallywag nicked from the bar when it was last full.
Many thanks to Dave and Sue.
On Thursday 19th July 2012 Trustee “Long John Steedsy” took a party from Hawkesbury and Horton Women’s institute around some of Bristol’s literary heart, giving them a taste of some of the fantastic literary heritage which has been passed down to us. A great time was had by one and all.
The W. I. very kindly gave the Trust £25 for the charity treasure chest.
If you are interested in one of Steedsy’s walks, he would explain how Bristol’s rich maritime history has inspired stories of exploration and daring voyages and that The Hole in the Wall in Queen Square is said to be the basis for The Spyglass in Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island ….. and much, much more ………
I was in The Beaufort last night and Mark told me of two Americans, Richard and Bill Dalebout from Utah, USA who came into the pub whilst walking a very wet and muddy Cotswold Way.
In return for what Mark called “a simple kindness” they presented him with an amazingly generous donation for The Trust of £40.
So to Richard and Bill a very warm and sincere ‘thank you’ from The Long John Silver Trust. We hope the rest of your walk went well and wish you good luck with your next adventure!