Liverpool Concert – Need Support

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It’s not often I ask for help, but here it is.

You’ll be aware of the charity concert that I’ve put together at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. Well, it’s on the 1st of November, just under two weeks away and I need to sell 200 tickets.

We’ve dropped the price of the tickets to £5 and I can promise an incredible evening of music at the most famous music venue in the world. It’s headlined by local band The Ambition who are currently being championed by the BBC. The lineup now includes the amazing Rachael Hawnt who was a semi-finalist on the BBC TV show All Together Now.

If you fancy a great night out, please come along. Book tickets here:

Or, help me spread the word, the posters are below and you can download a PDF here.

If you are based in Liverpool and red isn’t your colour, then we’ve done a special Everton version too 🙂  Download the PDF here and the JPG here.

The proceeds from this night will go toward my £10k target for Leukaemia Care. Please support this and help me turn the night into a huge success.

Thanks, Kris

#Kris10 Cavern Club Night (Red Version) A4



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Championed by BBC Introducing in Merseyside, The Ambition have been announced as the headline act for a Cavern Club fundraiser that is set to raise thousands for a national blood cancer charity.

The band won ITV’s This Morning’s best unsigned artist competition in 2016 and have been lauded by celebrities such as Philip Schofield and more recently, their latest single ‘Thirty Thousand Feet’ grabbed the attention of Warner Music who have added them to their Topsify playlists.

The band will now headline a gig at the world-famous Cavern Club on Thursday 1st November which has been arranged by Kris Griffin to raise money for national blood cancer charity Leukaemia Care.

Kris was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML), a form of blood cancer, at the age of 32.

Kris said, “After visiting my GP with symptoms such as night sweats and pain in my hip, a blood test went on to reveal a leukaemia diagnosis which had me asking the question, ‘Am I going to die?’

“When you’re told you have a leukaemia, or a blood cancer, or some other terrible disease, you never forget what being told feels like. There’s a ringing in the ears, everything just drains out of you. You just feel like you’ve been punched, really hard, but you feel no pain.

“Now ten years on, I’m a marketing expert, blood cancer charity trustee and a passionate campaigner working with fellow leukaemia patients across the world seeking access to treatment. I’m also a seasoned public speaker, I recently spoke at a training day for 40 West Midlands GPs to help them understand what a blood cancer diagnosis feels like from a patient perspective.”

The Cavern Club have kindly gifted the venue to Kris to help him reach his £10,000 fundraising goal. The gig is part of a year-long #Kris10 campaign.

Kris said, “As a huge fan of The Beatles, I was delighted when the Cavern agreed to let me use their venue for the night. I’m absolutely chuffed that another Liverpool band have agreed to headline the event – The Ambition are a band to watch out for.”

Kris’ gig is also being supported by vocal coach CeCe Sammy through her programme, The Power of Muzik. Artists from The Power of Muzik will form the rest of the bill which will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are available from the Cavern Club website priced at £20 each –

The Ambition are a Liverpool based pop group, they are inspired by acts such as The Vamps, The 1975, The Weeknd and Coldplay to name a few. Their debut single “THIRTY THOUSAND FEET” dropped on 31st August 2018 and has been well received. They have been invited into BBC Introducing 20th October 2018 to perform their new single live and to chat about their record.

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity. They are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.


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I’m absolutely gutted to write this but we’ve had to postpone the walk on Sunday. The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Worcester and after discussing this with the team at Leukaemia Care, we felt that proceeding would be taking an unnecessary risk given very heavy rainfall and 30mph gusts of wind.

We will find a new date and communicate this as soon as possible.

We’re really sorry. Hope that you understand and that our near-100 walkers and all the people who have supported this will stick with us and understand why we’ve made this really difficult decision.


Fundraising…it’s awkward!

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It’s two weeks until the walk. We’re approaching 30 sign-ups for the day with more promises to come through. If each individual/family is able to raise £100 in sponsorship then we could raise nearly £2,000 toward the £10,000 total.

Easier said than done, right? Look, this fundraising lark is much more difficult than I could ever have imagined. Seriously, it’s caused sleepless nights. But it was never meant to be easy. £100 raised in sponsorship, £50, £25, whatever, is money that we have to work hard at. We have to ask friends, colleagues, family and tap into your networks. Without your support, we won’t ever hit that big target.

I’ve been living with leukaemia for 10 years and I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve been through things that have been tough both mentally and physically. What I’ve learnt is that there are brilliant people out there diagnosing, treating and supporting people with the devastating diagnosis of a blood cancer. The money raised will be going right back into the system and ensure that we are even better at diagnosing and supporting.

I know it’s a pain and I recognise that asking for a charitable donation or sponsorship is completely awkward. There are 650 people diagnosed every year with my leukaemia (CML). Blood cancer is the third biggest cancer killer behind lung and bowel cancer. That moment of awkwardness could potentially save a life. That’s why I’m writing this and gritting my teeth through the awkwardness.

So sponsor me:

Or join us, walk 10 miles with us:

Thank you, Kris

P.S. Thank you to the Worcester News and the Kidderminster Shuttle for their support of the #Kris10 walk.

Charity canal walk looking for participants of all ages

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A picturesque canal walk set to raise funds for a Kidderminster man’s year of fundraising is looking for people of all ages to take part.

Kris Griffin is taking on a year of fundraising in celebration of reaching his 10-year anniversary since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). All proceeds raised will be donated to Leukaemia Care, a national charity based in Worcester who support anyone affected by a blood cancer diagnosis.

The canal walk has been organised by Kris’ wife, Kelly Griffin, and will start and end at the Anchor Inn Pub on the Diglis Docks, with walkers following the 10-mile scenic route towards Droitwich and back again.

Kris said, “What can be better than a brisk 10-mile walk around the waterways of Worcestershire on a Sunday afternoon? The money we are raising is going to save lives and I’m sure we’ll have a blast doing it.

The support that we’ve received so far has been really encouraging but we need more walkers, so dust off those walking shoes and join us.

So far, Kris has raised over £4,000 of his £10,000 target, and with the walk coinciding with September’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month, he hopes to get ever closer to his goal whilst raising awareness of leukaemia. For the past two years, the charity has marked Blood Cancer Awareness Month with a month long #SpotLeukaemia campaign to highlight the signs and symptoms of leukaemia.

The walk will take place on Sunday 23rd September at 11am. Anyone wishing to take part in the walk can request a sponsorship form from Leukaemia Care by calling 01905 755 977 or emailing

If you’d like to make a donation to Kris’ fundraising, head to his JustGiving page:

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Kidderminster Event: The Lady and the Sax

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A night of music is coming to the Kidderminster Cricket Club as talented local duo The Lady and the Sax support a Kidderminster man’s fundraising.

Kris Griffin is taking on a year of fundraising in celebration of reaching his 10-year anniversary since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). All proceeds raised will be donated to Leukaemia Care, a national charity based in Worcester who supports anyone affected by a blood cancer diagnosis.

Kris said, “As well as being a huge cricket supporter, my son Luca plays at the club, so I’m delighted that Kidderminster Cricket Club is supporting my campaign to raise £10,000 for Leukaemia Care.

The support I’ve received from people across Wyre Forest has been incredible and I know that this will be a great night of music that everyone will enjoy.

There’s a long way to go to reach that magic £10k mark but we’ve started strong; every penny will make a difference and save lives. It really is that important.

So far, Kris has raised over £1,600 of his £10,000 target and hopes a night of music from The Lady and the Sax will help him on his way to his ambitious target. The funds raised from tickets sales will be split 50/50 between Leukaemia Care and Kidderminster Cricket Club Juniors.

The event will take place on Friday 29th June and starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are £8 and can be purchased at the club or by calling 07841 502535.

If you’d like to make a donation to Kris’ fundraising, head to his JustGiving page:


Birthday Thanks

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Just a huge note of thanks to everyone who donated and sent birthday wishes. I raised £343 towards my #Kris10 campaign. That’s a lot of socks and pants.

We’re fast approaching £2,000 and we’ve taken a step closer to that HUGE £10,000 target.

Never too late to donate.

Big thanks. Kris.

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