Twins team up with Bathurst Arms to raise money for North Cerney Primary School

Eight-year-old twins Mina and Rohan Stoten have teamed up with their local pub to sell their own apple juice to raise much needed funds for their primary school.

When the entrepreneurial brother and sister heard that North Cerney Primary School will be unable to put on their Christmas Fair this year due to the Covid pandemic they thought of another way of selling their own product and wrote a letter Bathurst Arms landlord – Jordan Pelly.

“I received this delightful letter in the post from Mina and Rohan offering me their super apple juice to sell in the pub and was more than happy to help,” said Jordan.

“I am setting up a little deli style shop in the pub and thought their product would work fit in really well, I mean you cannot get more locally sourced as the children’s orchard and home is just quarter of a mile away.”

Mina and Rohen help their parents pick over a tonne of apples a year in windfall as well as climbing the trees to shake branches.

The children also designed the label. The Bathurst Arms will be selling half a tonne of pressed apples with all proceeds going to North Cerney Primary School.

The orchard itself comprises of various apple varieties, including cookers, eaters and cider apples.

Most trees were planted in the early part of the last century, and owned for six generations by the same family, until the Stoten family bought the property in 2010.

Jordan said: “We will be using some of the apple juice to accompany breakfasts for our guests, I have also asked Chef Michal (Wlodarcyk) if we can come up with any recipes as well as we like to use local wherever we can, we already use some of the excess fruit and vegetables from the North Cerney allotments so having another food source in the village is great.”

For more information or to book a table please call 01285 832150 or email: info@bathurstarms.co.uk.

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