21st November 2011
1,000 miles, 84 hours, and nearly £4k for the Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice!
Last week, eighteen hardy souls took part in the first ever Brighton Beaujolais Bash to raise money for the childrens hospice. We had fun, excitement and some great memories.
The event was made possible by the generous sponsorship of City Cabs, the support and commitment of Chestnut fundraising stalwarts Mike Holland and Robbie Raggio, and the organisational skills of Cobb PR.
The idea was to recreate the heady days of the 1980s, when Brits would race down to Burgundy and collect the first Beaujolais wines of the season. They would hurtle back to England and then drink the wines at special breakfast events along the Sussex coast.
It was a standing joke that the English were the only people who would drink the early wines, which had a reputation for being a trifle unpleasant.
Keep your eyes peeled on our blog over the next few days for our daily diary of everything that happened on route to the Beaujolais!