News and events

Dunnington Live for Jessie’s Fund

Dunnington Live is a one-day mini music festival with established and up-and-coming bands/artists performing over two stages. Interlinked with the entertainment, there is a fun fair and food stalls, and the whole event is aimed at families. This year Dunnington Live is supporting Jessie’s Fund, and it takes place on...

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Victoria Wood, our late Patron

For 17 years, until her untimely death, Victoria Wood was our Patron. Jessie’s Fund was a small, infant charity when we asked whether she would join us. Now we have a great new Patron, Maxine Peake, but Victoria will always stay in important part of the Jessie’s Fund story. Here,...

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Music Festival at The Dales

The end of our year’s music development project at The Dales School in Blyth was marked in style with a music festival, complete with festival food prepared by the different classes. Our music development projects aim to transform the way music is used in special schools, giving the teachers the...

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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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Do you shop online?

Most of us shop online nowadays: we can support Jessie’s Fund without spending a penny extra. By signing up to either Easyfundraising or Give as you Live and then going to your online store via their websites, you raise commission for Jessie’s Fund each time you shop. As an example, by going...

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Sainsbury’s Local support for Jessie’s Fund

Sainsbury’s Local store in Bootham, York, chose Jessie’s Fund as their charity of the year from June 2016 – June 2017. The store is only a few minutes’ walk from Jessie’s home, where Jessie’s Fund started, so it’s a very appropriate partnership. There were collection boxes at the tills, and...

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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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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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