News and events

Sheffield Guild of Strings

The musicians of the Sheffield Guild of Strings are delighted to be raising money for Jessie’s Fund in their inaugural concert on Sunday 29th October 2017 at 4pm. The concert takes place at Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd, Sheffield S3 8BX. Presented by Polly Ives and featuring music by...

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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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Lions Summer Concert

The Derwent, Selby and Minster Lions Clubs supported Jessie’s Fund for the third time with their summer concert in July this year. The concert took place in the beautiful surroundings of Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York, and there was music from Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir, York and Selby Rock Choirs,...

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Rush Eucon 2017

The European Rush Convention, (Rush Eucon) 2016 raised a magnificent £1,700 for Jessie’s Fund, and it’s great news that Rush Eucon 2017 will also be supporting us. The convention takes place on 13th and 14th October, at The Box, in Crewe. Bands include Clockwork Angels and La Villa Strangiato, and...

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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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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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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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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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