#Crowthorne: Open House in aid of Alexander Devine

Beaty Beaky
our crow!
More often than not, pictures and sound speak more clearly than words. That was definitely the case at our musical Open House Event here at Beatons Crowthorne...

Although we don't want to crow about it, we do think the Dani Harmer Academy of Performing Arts should crow about their fantastic performance of 'Sing A Song of Crowthorne' which you can listen to below!

Thank you SO much Jill and Dani Harmer, and especially Singing Teacher Jade Nunn, not to mention all the young performers and their parents who came and supported them, us and the charity.

After The Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Mrs Dee Hamilton had opened the event and toasted the new Beatons Crowthorne with tea (!), Liz did the first public reading of our Crowthorne poem, click here to listen to her on You Tube.

Me and the Mayor  ~ look who gets the china cup!

Then it was the song... and well past noon people kept coming in to give to Alexander Devine Hospice Service by donating and hanging a crow on our 'crow thorn' tree. We're keeping it in the tearooms at least until Friday 5th Feb, so it's not too late to make your contribution...

Thank You to
Gracious Volunteer

Here's a link to the full account of what happened with the formal pictures which we might - if we're lucky - even see covered in some of the local papers.

We'll announce how much we've raised for Alexander Devine next Monday: let's make it a huge sum!  And of course if you order Community Chai Latte or Charlton Soda from our menu we collect 50p a time for Alexander Devine too...

Thanks to everyone who donated, helped, served, sang, and hung crows!

Paul Mitchell
Franchisee, Beatons Crowthorne