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Summer Fundraising Day 2017

IT’S BACK! Bigger, better and more fun than ever!

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!

See the poster for the event: 

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!

Summer Fundraising Day 2016

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.

Check out the posters for the event here:

Any further details are to be confirmed, so follow both Our Facebook Event or Our Facebook Page and The Dreggs Facebook event and check back for updates.

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! 

2nd Birthday Party

 

We would like you to join us in celebrating our 2nd year fundraising for local families, at our 2nd birthday party.

This is not a fundraising event but is our way of saying thank you for your part in making this past year and our journey so successful!

It’s family friendly so please bring your loved ones with you, and it’ll be taking place on Sunday 8th May 2016 at The Steamboat Tavern from 4.30pm till 7pm.

Follow the event here on our Facebook page.

We hope you can make it!

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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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Round-up: “Battle of the Genres” 5-a-side football

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:

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See more on our Facebook gallery.

Also, if you have any photos from the day, send them into us via Facebook or Twitter.

“Battle of the Genres” 5-A-Side Football

We have just announced a new event!

On Sunday the 13th of September at The Steamboat Tavern from 11am until 6pm, we are holding a “battle of the genres” inflatable 5-a-side/table-top football match!

It should look a bit like this;inflatable table football

And here is our poster;

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We hope you can come along and cheer on your teams, genres, friends and family while supporting our cause!

Join in the conversation on our Facebook event.

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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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July’s Fundraising Weekender!

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.

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