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.
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!
As you may or may not know, we were the chosen charity in 2015 for Grundisburgh, Burgh and Culpho Horticultural Society.
The various fun events they held throughout the year raised £500 for KFF.
On behalf of everyone at KFF thank you so much! This will go a long way towards helping young people and their families within our community.
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.
On Sunday the 13th of September, we held our first “Battle of the Genres” 5-A-Side inflatable football tournament, and what a fabulous day we had. With chanting and cheering, a happy mayhem was had by all.
The “Battle of the Genres” Inflatable 5 A-Side Football Tournament has now been gallantly fought!
Who were the champions this year you wonder? This year the title goes to… The Metal Godz! Congratulations guys!
Thank you so much to everyone who turned out to fight for their music genre and came along to cheer everyone on.
A massive thanks to those that stepped in to play, especially those who joined in at the last minute.
As always, a huge thanks to the Steamboat Tavern for hosting us.
I can genuinely say that the smiles, laughter and friendly banter were everything we could have hoped for.
Thank you everyone for your continued support! Hope to see you again soon.
Here is a photo of the winning team:
See more on our Facebook gallery.
Also, if you have any photos from the day, send them into us via Facebook or Twitter.
We had a wonderful day at the Grundisburgh show on the 18th of July where we met some great people and lovely families.
Thank you to everyone we met, the supporters who attended the event and to the GBCHS team for choosing us as one of their chosen charities for 2015. We look forward to some of their other events later.
Below are some of the images from the day.
For more on what other events GBCHS are holding, check out our current events tab.
Well, what a weekend we had between the 18th-19th of July at our Summer Fundraising Weekend at The Steamboat Tavern!
We got up to all kinds of fun! Day 1 showcased an evening of 3 brilliant local acts: Red Flag 77, Suspect Device and Casual Nausea who had everyone up, dancing and enjoying themselves. We also had a booze raffle, people in the stocks, yummy food and more! Equally, Day 2 was just as much fun, with our bouncy castle, a bungee run, boat-making and the raingutter regatta, henna tattoos, a head shave, raffles, cake stall and more!
Thanks to everyone’s overwhelming support, we have blown last year’s total out of the water! According to our current calculations, the grand total so far is £2,376.75. A huge thank you once again to everyone involved: the bands/musicians/performers, our supporters, our trustees and volunteers and finally, the Steamboat Tavern for hosting such a great weekend.
To see some of the photos from the event, head over to our Facebook gallery.
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
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
Can you believe that Krissy & Friends is a year old already?!
With over £6,000 in the bank and a charitable status on the way, it is more than we could have ever hoped for! If ever there was a good excuse to celebrate, this is it!
With your support, you have made it possible for us to help so many families so we would love you to join us at The Steamboat Tavern on 23rd April 2015 from 17h00 to 20h00+. This will give us the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to you and as many of our supporters as possible. Please invite anyone you know who has helped us to make this year such an incredible start for the Krissy & Friends Foundation.
For more details on the event, see our Facebook event.
We hope to see you there!