In 2013 the Kernos Centre is 10 years old! To celebrate this milestone, raise funds, and raise the profile of our service we are holding ten special events over the course of 2013 – to date 6 out of the 10 have been successfully completed!
The latest event was held on Sunday 19th May when 10 Kernos staff and friends did a sponsored walk from Clare to Cavendish and back, on a very picturesque circular route, raising nearly £2000. Thank you to all sponsors and walkers.
Opera and More performed at the Quay Theatre on 27th April, giving bite-sized chunks from their operatic repertoire, following an orginal storyline written by Kernos Counsellor Sara Jackson. The evening was enhanced by fiizz and canapes before the performance and the very enjoyable evening raised money for three local charities: the Quay theatre, the Bridge Project and Kernos.
A Tenth Anniversary Celebration evening was held at the Masonic Hall in Sudbury on March 21st. Suffolk County Councillor, Colin Spence, and Sudbury Town Mayor, Jack Owen, both spoke in support of the vital work carried out by tthe Kernos Centre, benefitting the local community. Two young people, Rebecca Page-Wright and Daisy Ma,y entertained us with poems and music and Opera and More gave us a taster of their talents – all of which made the evening a huge success.
The year kicked off with the Long Melford Quiz night – now a successful annual event. On 22nd February. 85 people competed in teams of six, enjoyed chilli and jacket potatoes half way through, and raised around £900! This was a great start to our year.
Two cake stalls have already been held on Market Hill and a third is booked for Saturday 27th July. All donations gratefully received on the morning, or at Kernos on Friday 26th.
So. including the above cake stall, 4 more events to go!
8.. A fun Dog Show is taking place in Glemsford Village Hall on Saturday 20th July. Details to be circulated locally, and on this site.
9. and 10: A curry night is being planned for September, and a Dance for October – details to follow.
Holding 10 events is an ambitious plan and is taking a lot of work, but as our funding has been cut, and this situation will only get worse, it falls to us to raise our own funds to replace those we have lost. Walks and cake stalls do take a lot of effort from staff, friends and supporters but raise vital resources to help us continue to see vulnerable adults and young people.