News and events

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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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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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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