Tonight’s surprise performer:

Susie Kimber & Ian Close

Susie Kimber at The Thomas Tripp CLAC 2023

A buzzing Thomas Tripp hosted the 21st event of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar.
Susie Kimber, accompanied by saxophonist Ian Close, entertained the packed bar with a popular mix of upbeat numbers including some Queen, Billy Ocean, ABBA and Lionel Richie to name a few. Popular Christmas songs were also included. She had her audience bopping, clapping and singing along.

Susie Kimber
introducing the event
Ian Close, saxophonist

Joint sponsors for the evening, Gervis Accountants and the Primrose Trust, presented Sue from Christchurch Cancer Research with a cheque for £500. All money donated goes to the research centre in Southampton.

MC Peter Boardman thanked everyone for supporting the evening, The Primrose Trust as the events’ main sponsors and Rotarian Jan Banks and the CLAC team for organising.
Tomorrow’s event will be at the Red House Museum – see you all there!

Raising money for:

Christchurch Cancer Research

You can be confident that all money raised by Cancer Research UK will be spent wisely as 80p out of every £1 donated goes directly towards the life-saving work of preventing and curing all cancers.  The remaining 20p is reinvested in fundraising where we get back £4 for every £1 we spend.  With over 200 different types of cancer the research to find successful outcomes for people with cancer is vital.  Compared with 40 years ago, cancer survival rates have doubled, and our work has been at the heart of that progress.
For 2022 and 2023 Christchurch Fundraising Group have nominated our Regional Research Centre in Southampton to receive all money donated through our fundraising. Find out more at:
Your support is helping us raise lifesaving funds to beat cancer.  Thank you.

Join us at tonight’s Venue:

The Thomas Tripp

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch

At the Thomas Tripp we believe wholeheartedly in the vitality that a traditional local pub brings to the community and we welcome you to join in; take in our smuggling history, enjoy our beers, ales and fine wines, sample our freshly prepared food.

Being Christchurch’s main live music venue you can come and enjoy a boogie or sing along on our live music nights, all our gigs can be found on our website.

Voted ‘Best Pub/Bar of the Year’ in the BH area by BH Stars
along with an award for ‘Best Sunday Roast’

Kindly sponsored by:

Gervis Accountants

Business advisors and accountants in Christchurch, Dorset. Gervis handles finances and accountancy for self-employed individuals through to large public organisations.

Gervis also provides employment law, wills & probate services to Dorset & Hampshire clients, covering the South of the UK.


The Primrose Trust

More about tonight’s surprise performer:

Susie Kimber

Known for her captivating smooth voice, Susie Kimber is a soulful female singer-songwriter. Susie released her debut original single earlier this year to much acclaim and extensive radio play both locally and nationally, and regularly performs live at stunning venues across the South Coast.

Susie performed some beautiful Christmas songs mixed with some Smooth Jazz & Soul Classics from the Greats of Yesteryear.


Susie Kimber on Facebook

Susie’s YouTube Channel

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Join us at The Red House Museum