Something old, something new

We did it! We’re back from our 2017 sponsored bike ride, having cycled over 300 miles in England, Belgium and The Netherlands. We had a great team of 19, some of whom were old friends and others, new, but everyone felt like old friends after the first half day. We had a...

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The Listening Project

The Listening Project is BBC Radio 4’s collection of intimate conversations between friends and relatives, recorded in partnership with local BBC radio stations, and stored in full at the British Library, as a social history record of our lives today. Jessie’s mum and sister recorded a conversation about Jessie’s last...

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Jazz for Jessie’s Fund in Wiltshire

Jazz on the Green promises to be an exciting outdoor Jazz concert held on 24th June at 5pm. A small band will perform all types of Jazz music, from traditional Jazz by Dave Brubeck and pals, to ‘acid-jazz’ like Jamiroquai, and much more. There’ll be a great raffle and lovely...

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Making Music courses

Bookings are flowing in for this year’s two-day Making Music with Special Children courses: we’ll be in London on 6th and 7th November, and in York on 9th and 10th November. For more details about the course, and a booking form, click here. Here’s a taste of what people said about...

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Lions Summer Concert

The Derwent, Selby and Minster Lions Clubs are supporting Jessie’s Fund for the third time with their summer concert this year. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York, the concert takes place on Saturday 15th July. There’ll be a canapé reception at 6.30pm, and the performance...

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Victoria Wood-a-Thon

Manchester’s Make A Scene film club is celebrating Victoria Wood’s life with their sell-out ‘bonkers interactive Victoria Wood-a-thon’ on 6th and 7th May. Audience members will be encouraged to take part by shouting out their favourite Victoria Wood lines and singing along to her songs, there’ll be Victoria Wood themed...

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Ashford Flower Club

Many thanks to Ashford Flower Club, in Kent, which chose Jessie’s Fund as their charity of the year in 2015 and again in 2016. Founded in 1959, their membership includes flower arrangers with a wide range of skills and experience, and they enjoy demonstrations, practical workshops and other events through which they raise money for...

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Victoria Wood remembered

On 1 December we had a wonderful evening paying tribute to our late Patron, Victoria Wood, at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York. People had come from as far as London and Glasgow to celebrate her life and work, and her enormously important contribution to Jessie’s Fund for 17 of...

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Company of Cordwainers

Thank you very much to Sharon Hobman, Master of The Company of Cordwainers of the City of York, who chose Jessie’s Fund as her charity for the year. We were guests at their Martinmas Feast at the beautiful Bedern Hall, and invited to give a presentation about our work. The...

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Children’s hospice launches CD

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has brought out a CD to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Jessie’s Fund is pleased to have supported music therapy at all three children’s hospices run by CHSW. The 30 track CD illustrates the many ways that music therapy can be used to offer children and...

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