September 1, 2012
Kerry, Barry and family are the new hosts at the Bishopsteignton pub, The Bishop John de Grandisson. Hearing of the August Bank Holiday traditional barbeque and music fund-rasier for The Helen Foundation, they very willingly agreed to put on this year’s event. The Dodgy Jammers and Heresy kindly agreed to play for no fee and their meat supplier, Luscombe’s, generously discounted supplies for the barbeque. With a barrel of beer gifted by Heavitree Brewery (profits going to the charity) the evening was soon in full swing.
Beforehand, staff had worked really hard with all the preparations, including gathering together a host of raffle prizes from kind individuals and businesses and over 10 auction prizes including a special day out at Exeter and Wincanton Racecourses, an inflatable dinghy, a day’s room decoration – and a booby prize marrow that alone raised £10 – and a lot of laughs! By the end of the evening, dancing and singing were in full swing and the whole event raised £1200.
THF Trustees Annie and Roger Kirk were thrilled:
“What a totally amazing evening! The Helen Foundation Trustees are so grateful for the generous support of the Bishop John de Grandisson staff and for all the generosity of the people of Bishopsteignton and beyond who made the evening possible. Money raised will continue the work of the charity in supporting the aspirations of young people in the arts in Teignbridge, including, of course, the children at Bishopsteignton School”