Our summer fundraising event is returning to The Steamboat Tavern, Ipswich on the 19th of August.
As always, we’ll be offering a fun, family friendly atmosphere, with live music through out the day and night, along with food and much more.
Once again, we’ll be raising funds to provide therapy through music for local children with life changing illness, injury or diagnosis. Your money can really help make a difference.
From midday to 5pm, it will be the family fun day with acoustic music from Paolo Morena, T@9, Bill Pipe, Lewis Pratt, Hackett 2 Death, James Morgan, Fanny Adams and Johnny Skeates. Along with raffles, cake stall, a bouncy castle, arts/crafts, games, our famous rain gutter regatta and more!
Then from 7pm till late, it will be our punk party with the Special Duties, Red Flag 77, Waxies Dargle + a special guest. There will also be some more raffles and games!
We look forward to seeing you there, just be sure to spread the news!
Teens take a lot of criticism but we see them at their best all the time!
Another young lady has shone through this week; Sophie Peck, aged 14 years, has spent her own time pampering friends and family for a small fee and has donated all the money to Krissy and Friends Foundation.
The £50 given will be used to support other young people with life changing illness, injury and diagnosis.
How lovely to witness the kindness and generosity of the young. Thank you Sophie and all those who helped her.
If you’d like to help in any way, shape or form too, please do contact us.
A huge thank you to all the venues & attendees who supported our Multi Pub Charity Quiz on the 29th September 2016.
Results are in…
With all your support we have raised a massive £625.12 and with the generosity of the highest scoring team, ‘Hunted by a Freak,’ donating their £100 prize money into the pot, that tops up to £725.12!!!
The Dove won the highest average scoring pub trophy and The Shamrock wins the trophy for most funds raised. All the pubs played their part in helping vulnerable children across East Anglia access music as therapy.
it was a quiet night in and around Ipswich but our lovely pubs and supporters rallied to put the fun in fundraising, they guessed, giggled and groaned through the evening and astounded us with their musical knowledge!!! Great work Quiz masters!!!
Plans are already afoot to make next year bigger and better, with quizzes being donated and more pubs offering to take part, so keep your eyes and ears open as our big quiz night grows you might want to plan your team now!
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!
We are now in our third year of our Summer Fundraising Day, and we want to see you there again!
On the 23rd July, the Krissy And Friends Annual Summer Fundraising Day will return to the Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich.
As you probably already know by now, we provide music therapy for children in Suffolk with life changing illness and injury. And we’ve just launched our referral applications!
But back to the event…
First up we have the FAMILY FUN DAY from 12pm-6pm, where we will have family friendly activities from a bouncy castle, raffles, stalls, cake and bake sale, a bouncy castle, acoustic music and much more!
However, possibly our favourite part of the day is the 2nd annual raingutter regatta and boat building – which you can read about in full here.
Then we’ll follow it up in the evening with LIVE MUSIC from 7pm till late, where we will host some of Suffolk’s best bands for a mere £5 entry.
The line-up of which so far includes:
The brilliant three-piece Denial Twist, a garage rock band from Ippo and Colchester, that claim to be influenced by red wine, The White Stripes, Nirvana and Katy Perry!
The Dreggs, who started out as a laugh between the three of them (or really, an excuse for more Les Dawson moments from Kev, drumstick throwing from Rayna and falling over from Seamus), but will now be aired to the public! As as the three of them claim they “can’t sing for toffee”, they’ve managed to bribe/beg/threaten a number of guest vocalists to join them and among them shall be their shipmates from East Town Pirates for a couple of never played live before, new ETP songs.
The evening will then end with Smart Alex,who are a veritable supergroup of East Anglian punksters. Their set is full of frenetic old school Adicts and Sustained tunes from way back when.
Plus if you want to be sure you don’t miss this entertaining evening of fabulous music with a dash of chaos, please contact us for tickets or head over to Steamboat Tavern or Out Of Time Records to pick some up.
Feel free to spread the word, join the Facebook event, invite your friends and family, and we hope to see you there on the big day!
As you should know, we had two wonderful people, Clare and Colin, run the London Marathon for us on the 24th of April.
You may have even been following their progress on our Facebook page, but if not… here’s the final summary for you.
First off, we just want to say we cannot thank Colin and Clare enough for their gruelling day. They both finished the marathon and have, at last count, raised approximately £2,000.
We are in the stages of launching our referral process and this money will go a LONG way to supporting many young people and their families. Well done to you both… You are nothing short of amazing!
Clare (aka “Duch … the London Marathon Finisher!”) said earlier this week:
“It’s been a bit of a roller coaster! My legs are finally talking to me again, on Monday morning I had to literally crawl to the bathroom as I just couldn’t walk!
Sooo… I only went and blinkin’ did it!
I just want to say thank you so much for coming down to support me, those that did, because I honestly don’t think I would have been able to carry on after mile 18… I wasn’t in the best of places and coming round the corner and seeing a bunch of you there was just brilliant.
I’ve had a few people point out that the page was still open for donations, so have seen quite a few more donations come through. I can’t believe how much we’ve been able to raise for you though!
I hope we have raised enough for you guys to be able to carry on the great work you are already doing to help the kiddies and their families.
Off now to get a pedicure done to thank my tootsies for getting me round without any blisters or losing any toenails!”
Whilst most of us have been getting over our Christmas Cake eating Clare Regale-Day and Colin Russell have been busy training for the Marathon to be held on 24th April 2016.
With our English weather dipping to 1 degrees we cannot thank Clare and Colin enough for their gruelling training programmes. If you see them training along the Thames or over our rural countryside, please give them a wave and a cheer!
Please also follow the links below and support them in helping our young people of Suffolk.
In the meantime, well done to both Clare and Colin and our thoughts are with you!
To donate to Clare and read her story, click here.
To donate to Colin and read his story, click here.
For the Krissy & Friends donation page, click here.
This was the Albion Mill Christmas gig, where we were their chosen charity and what a brilliant evening we had just before Christmas.
We spent a night with the Albion Mills boys and were transported back into the brilliance of classic rock and pop of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Local business also supported the event by donating raffle prizes.
The boys managed to raise £686.01, which is an amazing amount from one evening. On behalf of all at KFF and the young people we aim to support and their families, a big thank you!
Here are a few photos from the evening! (click to enlarge)