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
Are you in a band, a singer-songwriter, a musician or performer with an acoustic bent? And are you available between the 12 and 13 June? If you just yelled “yes” to those, then we need you!
As you have probably already heard, Krissy and Friends are the chosen charity for the 2015 Ipswich Beer Festival, being held between 11-13 June at the Ipswich Town Football Club by CAMRA. (See full event details and our involvement here).
In addition to this, we are working alongside Grapevine LIVE, who are programming the acoustic stage for the event… and we need your help to find performers! Think you can help us out or know someone who can? You have until Monday the 1st of June to fill in an application form. The full details and application form are listed here on the Grapevine website. Spread the word, and join the fun!
We can officially announce that Krissy and Friends (that’s us!) are the officially sponsored charity of this year’s Beer Festival in Ipswich!
We will be working with CAMRA to make the 32nd Ipswich Beer Festival family friendly.
This year’s Ipswich Beer Festival is to be held at Ipswich Town Football Club (on the Practice Pitch with access from Sir Alf Ramsey Way).
The family area will be in operation 12 June 5-8 pm and 13 June 12 noon-8pm.
We will be offering a multitude of family friendly activities to keep you and your youngsters occupied. You can try your luck at our ‘Penalty Shoot Out’ or test your creative skills at our ‘Make It, Play It’ area. Why not ‘Have A Go’ at playing our instruments or record yourself at the ‘I Hear Me’ van. There will also be Storytelling, Mini Melodies, Majorettes, Face Painting and if that’s not enough there is a ‘Busk Stop’ to show the world your talents. We will also be collecting donations by the door if you want to help us continue to raise funds. There’s lots of fun to be had, and we’re very excited. Hope to see you there!
Here is our official poster!
Keep your eyes on the Facebook and Twitter for all the latest information. Hope to see you there!
Visit our Facebook event, see our events page or visit Suffolk Camra for additional information.
We recently held a meeting, so as promised, there is indeed news! SO BRACE YOURSELVES AS WE HAVE LOTS OF IT!
On the 23rd of April (just two weeks away!) will be a very special day for us as WE TURN ONE! Yep, it will be our first official Birthday! We will be meeting and handing over the money we have raised so far thanks to your kind donations to EACH and will be even closer to being a registered charity! We will follow this exciting day by a Birthday Bash in the late afternoon/evening. Details are still being finalised, but when they are, we will create an event ASAP and YOU ARE ALL INVITED! So make a memo of the date because we’d love to celebrate with you and shake all our loyal supporters’ hands!
In other exciting news, we can also confirm that we will be in partnership with the Beer Festival in Ipswich from 11 to 13 June. We have all sorts of plans up our sleeves which will be explained at a further date but for now, make a note these dates because we will be there and we want to see you there too! In fact we would love it if some of you become involved too. Is anyone interested in a one-off volunteer job? It will be great fun, and you can give as little or as much time as you want! If you are interested or at least want more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “BEER FEST VOLUNTEER” or go to our contact us page.
Finally, once again, many details still need to be sorted before we can give you the full facts but save the dates of Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19 because due to the success of last year’s gig and family day, we will be doing the same again! On Saturday evening there will be a mix of bands with exciting raffles and yummy food while on Sunday there will be a family day with entertainment and games for all! We hope to have an even greater success with it than last year!
We understand these are brief descriptions, but they are all still works in progress but the dates are confirmed so we figured if we gave you all an early heads up, you can jot them in your diaries and come along. Thanks again for your continued support!