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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

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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

Merchandise Stall & another donation!

We recently did a stall at The East Town Pirates ‘Pirate Day’ event, on the 30th of August at The Steamboat Tavern. We sold our official merchandise which includes wristbands, badges, guitar picks and much more. We also had a few donations of items from the generous Shirley Boland who worked very hard at making some lovely jewellery to sell, with a range of Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces so a big thank you for all your contribution. Thanks to many generous friends and fans, we managed to raise £141 for our foundation! A big thank you if you popped down and purchased anything!

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On the same day, Abby Jarvis and Martyn Stimpson took part in the summer frenzy that is ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge’ and instead of donating to the lead cause, chose to donate to us instead. So a big thank you to you too Abby and Martyn it was much appreciated!

Fundrasing Bike Ride

Hi all….. Well it’s time to let you know what’s going on. We have been approached by 2 wonderful lads who would like to raise money for our foundation, Richard Chapman and Tony Stollery. Please read on to know the adventure they’re attempting to undertake.

The two fitness boys are training to undertake a 100k bike ride next week to raise money for our foundation. Sean Smith-Reeve is supporting them by collecting donations. We all hope your mad training sessions to get fit are going well. There are only 8 sleeps till the actual event!

As quoted from one of the lads, “This year I’ve been trying hard to get out on my bike and put in the miles. Although I enjoy the cycling it has also all been with the aim of raising money for charity. My father in law had a smart idea a few months ago of getting me to do the 100km ‘crafted classic sportive’ ride on 30 August this year setting off from Ipswich marina. At that point the furthest I’d managed was 51km. Since then I have upped that to doing 67km in one ride so I still have some way to go in the next month but I will be doing everything I can to complete all the 100km. Compared to the distances some people can achieve on a bike I realise this will be small fry but we all have to start somewhere and for me this will be a major achievement”.

WOW, we can’t thank you enough… Keep us updated with your training guys so we can keep everyone in the loop. (Though not too much detail if you’re saddle sore!).

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The July 2014 event total!

Hello everyone. This is the first blog/news post. This is just the start of many exciting things.

Well, the BIG annual first event has now finished, the money has been collected, counted and put into the bank. The tables have been cleared, left over cakes eaten, Fanny’s hair has been swept away and we hope everyone involved in organising and running the event have had some time to recover! So, I guess you all want to know how much we raised?! Well a massive thank you to EVERYONE for their kind generosity as the final total was a whopping £1,390.80. This amount does not include the incredible amount raised by Fanny alone. Fanny’s event raised £918.00 and he is still collecting!! We thought we were being silly hoping we could raise £1,500, well… With your support we reached this target and beyond. So from all the trustees, a big huge THANK YOU! xox