Hello, we haven’t posted an update lately, so we’re here to share the news on our lovely afternoon with the ladies of Saxmundham!
Shirley, a long term supporter of the charity, has shaved her head, made jewellery and baked cakes on behalf of the children of East Anglia to ensure they receive therapy through music.
In addition to all her own efforts she took us to meet Janice of Cards and Celebrations in Saxmundham on Monday, who has spent the last year raising funds for Krissy and Friends, filling three collection pots to the Brim!
The total was an amazing £131.79 plus the £12 that Shirley has saved in her coppers, that’s an incredible £143.79. WOW!
In the ten years that Janice has run the shop, she and her customers have supported many charities and we are honoured that she chose our small local charity for 2016. We are very grateful to the Saxmunham community and thank them on behalf of all the families they are supporting through us. Thank you.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.