News and events

Sheffield University Concert

Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra will be giving their next concert on Saturday 13th May: it will be an unusual and eclectic programme, including a world première. Adrian Moore conducts the orchestra in the first performance of Carlos Azevedo’s Landscape, and a rare airing of Alexander Scriabin’s second symphony. The concert...

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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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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

We’ve already had a number of requests to book on this year’s two-day Making Music with Special Children courses, and we can now announce the dates: 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...

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Reynalds Cross School Choir

In early January some of the staff and the choir of Reynalds Cross School sang and signed for an hour in Touchwood, Solihull in aid of Jessie’s fund. The members of Solihull Community not only stood and joined in with our singing and signing but also donated a staggering £574.00...

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Annual Review

You can read a bit more detail about what Jessie’s Fund did last year in our Annual Review. And, of course, it has a tribute to our late patron, Victoria Wood. To read the review in full screen mode, you can click on the little icon showing four corners of...

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Jessie’s Fund Ride 2017

Jessie's Fund bike ride

Our 2017 sponsored bike ride takes place from Saturday 27 May to Wednesday 31 May, over spring bank holiday and, for most schools, the half-term break. We’re calling this ride ‘Something old, something new‘: on our very first Jessie’s Fund ride, back in 2007, we set off from York, cycled...

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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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Community Coffee Shop support

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £170. This brings their total contributions to Jessie’s Fund to over £1500. The Coffee Shop is a community project run by volunteers. They lease part of a restored farm stable near the centre of North...

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