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Rob’s Great South Run

Rob Buttigieg is running the Great South Run on 23rd October 2016 for Krissy & Friends Foundation!

We are over the moon that he has chosen to support us whilst he undertakes this challenge.  If anyone knows Rob you’ll be aware that this is  a truly big task he has undertaken. What an absolute star, thank you so much Rob.

Please click on this link and support him to reach the finish line: www.totalgiving.co.uk/robgreatsouthrun

Words from Rob himself…

“Hello! As you know I am a firm believer that cars were invented to prevent things like people running about. However, those that know me will also understand the lure of a stupid fancy dress costume, with that in mind I am raising money for the wonderful Krissy and Friends Foundation. This is an excellent charity making a real difference in their community and I am proud to be able to help them in any way I can. Even if it does mean dressing up like an idiot and running about for 10 miles.”

When we started this charity we aimed to change the lives of young people through music.  Who knew we could influence our friends to run around in silly costumes for us!  We believe that Robs life has changed, we were all moved and inspired by the Krissy and Friends Marathon runners but Rob has embraced the inner athlete, taken to the streets and made a difference to the lives of others. He has smashed his £100 target raising a whopping £146 with gift aid.  We are proud to call him our friend and know the monies raised will be put to good use. Thank you Rob on behalf of the young people and their families who will benefit from your hard work.

 

Recap: Summer Fundraiser 2016

This time last week, we would have just about recovered from the mania (and hangovers!) of our 2016 Summer Fundraiser.

We’re amazed it’s our third year already! Therefore, we just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and supported us on Saturday the 23rd of July – it was great to see a mix of old and new face.

With your help we managed to raise a whopping, just over £1,600! That’s such a brilliant figure and will go such a long way to supporting young people of East Anglia through music therapy.

We have just updated our Gallery over on our Facebook page (we are still looking into fixing our Website Gallery, so stay tuned for that update in the future) – and we want to also say a big thank you to the brilliant Rob Buttigieg, who posed as Photographer for the day, catching some cracking shots for us. (Were you there? You might have been snapped… feel free to tag yourself, share and let us know if you have!)

As always, another big thank you to The Steamboat Tavern for being great hosts.

A round of applause for the fabulous acts that entertained us through-out the day, whether you stepped up to the open mic in the day, or you were one of rocking evening bands. We loved you all!

Also, to the whole of team Krissy & Friends and the volunteers who all pulled their weight in making this lovely event happen.

Finally, thank you again to you all, because if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t be able to provide music therapy to those that need it. We really appreciate your support, and hope to see you again soon!

Music Quiz

Ahead of our Multi-pub Music Quiz that will be happening in September 2016, we are hosting a one-off Music Quiz Night at The Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich, on Friday the 18th of March from 7pm onwards.

Teams of 4 (max), with a minimum donation of £1pp and there will be a prize for winning team.

For more information, join the discussion on our Facebook event.

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Thank you to Tap ‘N’ Tumbler!

We just wanted to give you another update, and give a huge thank you to “Tap ‘N’ Tumbler” in Nottingham, as they held a raffle for us as part of their Halloween gig (which was headlined by our loyal supporters, “East Town Pirates”) and raised us a brilliant sum of £137.25!!

A big thank you once again to those involved and those who contributed!

We hope to see you all again soon! Keep following us for future updates and events.

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Alice Grange Care Home fundraises with an indoor bike ride

A few weekends ago, residents and staff at Alice Grange Care Home got pedalling to raise money for Krissy and Friends!

The group decided to hold an indoor bike ride at their care home in order to raise money for us.

The home said “they had a fantastic time and were proud to raise money for such a good cause!”

Here is one of the lovely ladies hard at work!

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We thank them once again for their amazing work and support.

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Shirley’s Head Shave

Shirley Boland is a very brave woman, who like John Adams in 2014, decided to shave off all her hair in order to raise funds for our charity at our Summer Fundraising Weekend on the 19th of July. This alone, managed to raise more than £850 so helping us to achieve the total sum of £2,376.75.

A huge thank you once again to Shirley, to our supporters and to the Steamboat Tavern for hosting.

Below are the before and after images!

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Shirley’s Head Shave @ Summer Fundraising Weekend

Shirley Boland is a very proud and dedicated supporter, and after the success of John Adams’ head shave last year at our first Summer Fundraising Weekend, she has decided to do the same to raise money for us.

She will be shaving all of her hair off on the 19th of July, at the second day of the Summer Fundraising Weekend.

We would love to encourage your generous donations. For more on how to donate: contact us, Facebook us, Tweet us, or leave a comment on the Facebook event.

For more on the whole event, visit the Facebook event or see our post.

Summer Fundraising Weekend

 

Beer Festival totals & Hidden Gardens!

Well what a brilliant weekend we’ve had…

From Thursday until Saturday we spent all our time with the wonderful folks that are CAMRA at Ipswich Town Football Clubs training pitch. It was the 32nd Ipswich Beer Festival and we were CAMRAs chosen charity.

Then to follow that, on Sunday  we had a delightful afternoon at Grundisburgh’s ‘Hidden Gardens’ event as we were also the chosen charity for their events. See more upcoming events that are part of the GBCHS Horticulture festival at www.gbchs.org.uk or on our events page.

Regarding the Beer Festival, we would like to say a huge thank you to GrapevineLive for helping us provide music at the beer festival, to Stephen Foster for an exciting music quiz and a MASSIVE thanks to all our volunteers who turned up at both events, in all weather, and donated their time and support to make these events as successful as they were. Similarly, a massive thank you to YOU, are loyal and new supporters because thank to you…

In total we have managed to raise a HUGE £1,831.40 this weekend at the Beer Festival, so once again thank you to EVERYONE who dug deep into their pockets. This is a massive amount that will go a long way to helping families in our community. On behalf of all the trustees … THANK YOU xox

Our visit to EACH & 1st Birthday!

As we said before, last week (Thursday 23rd of April) we handed over our cheque of what we have raised in a year to EACH, and what a brilliant, emotive afternoon we had at EACH.

With all your continued support over the past year, we managed to raise our target and present £5,000 to the music therapy department at EACH.  Attached is an image of that moment.

Thank you to the choir who sang beautifully, and Gemma who took the time to show us around the wonderful building and The Treehouse Garden.  It was great to reminisce and return to the room where Kath and I (Krissy) first hatched the plan to start Krissy & Friends and wow,  what a way we’ve come since then!

We also made it onto the EACH website, so you can head over there to read their article.

A big thank you to all of you who turned out to our Birthday event that also happened last Thursday.  We hope you enjoyed celebrating with us and all got a piece of the Krissy & Friends cake! We are so proud and pleased of how far you’ve allowed us to come and we hope to see you again on our 2nd Birthday!

But if you couldn’t make it… once again, a huge thank you to everyone for your continued support.   However big or small your contribution, every little bit helps and we are looking forward to the exciting events we have planned for this year so keep your eyes peeled for new information… Bring it on!! xox

Krissy & Friends at EACH

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Multi-Pub Music Quiz summary!

Well what a FANTASTIC evening we had at the Multi-Pub Music Quiz on the 11th of February!

We have been overwhelmed with the texts, tweets, emails and posts on how much fun everyone had and we are all SO pleased that it was such a success.

If anyone has photos they would like to share with us, please post them to our  Facebook, tweet us on Twitter  or email them to krissy.and.friends@gmail.com. Here is our Gallery so far. 

We are well aware of the communication issues of phoning/texting results to Stephen Foster at the end of the evening and the even bigger problem of trying to get the results back to the pubs. Rest assured, we have learnt from this (and a couple of other things) and this part of the event will be sorted by next year. Thanks everyone for your understanding. Again, thanks again to Foz who did a great job.

By 22:00 on the day, the pubs taking part had collectively raised £1,883.60. WOW! is all we can say!  What’s even better is that you guys have blown us away and continued to give, collect and add to your totals. We have collected today £1,366.52, with another £644 still to come. Therefore, YOU RAISED A GRAND TOTAL OF £2,010.52!!!

SO HERE’S THE RESULTS… 

All results are up to and including  22:00 hrs on 11 February.

TEAM WINNERS – by score:
58 – Vera Moretti (The Swan)
62 – Trouble over Bridged Water (The Duke of York)
64 – The Math Token (Cock & Pye)
65 – Meat and 2 Veg (The Greyhound)
68 – 1 Gay Guy and 2 Girls (The Dove)
69.5 – Alde Leistonions (The Steamboat Tavern)
82 – Hunted By A Freak (The Lattice Barn)

Hunted By A Freak won overall and donated their winnings of £100. Thank you!

MULTI-PUB MUSIC QUIZ MASTERS 2015 – by pub score:
41.70  – The Cock & Pye
45.92 – The Greyhound
48.57 – The Swan
50.22 – The Lattice Barn
51.25 – The Duke of York
51.62 – The Steamboat Tavern
53.64 – The Dove

MULTI-PUB FUNDRAISING CHAMPIONS 2015
The Greyhound, Claydon:   £434.64