News and events

Rush Eucon

Rush Eucon

The European Rush Convention takes place on 7th and 8th October at The Box, Crewe, CW2 6AG and is supporting Jessie’s Fund this year. All sorts of activities will centre around the Canadian Rock band, including tribute bands performing, a Rush themed pub quiz, Rush Fans Got Talent, and a...

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Battle of Stamford Bridge Concert

Stamford bridge battle Concert

On 16 October Stamford Bridge Singers, together with Pocklington Singers, Chanticleer Singers, Soon Amore and Villvin-Hamar Sosialistiske Kor (Norway) will be joined by East Riding Sinfonia to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Each choir will present a short programme in the first half of the...

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MBO concert

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Manchester Beethoven Orchestra has chosen Jessie’s Fund to benefit from their next concert, which takes place on Saturday 8th October, at 7.30pm, at Holy Innocents Church, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6JZ. Conducted by Frank Lennon and led by Lizzie Hoskin, it’s a concert of shortish, popular pieces:  MacCunn – Land of...

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French evening in Kensington

Grace Durham

Join us on Thursday 3 November for an evening of (mostly) French song and supper. The concert takes place in the lovely home of Sir Vernon Ellis, at 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PN, and starts at 7.30pm, with welcome drinks from 7pm. Grace Durham is one of the...

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Jessie’s Fund Ride 2017

Jessie's Fund bike ride

We’re already getting excited about our 2017 sponsored bike ride, which will take place from Saturday 27 May to Wednesday 31 May, taking in 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...

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Victoria Wood remembered

Victoria Wood

Join us for an evening celebrating the life and work of our wonderful late patron, in the magnificent setting of the 14th century Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, York, at 7.30pm on Thursday 1 December. After enjoying a welcome drink you’ll be able to watch some of the best Victoria Wood...

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Autumn training courses

Autumn training course

Our popular two-day training courses, ‘Making Music with Special Children’, are back! The next ones take place in November 2016. There’s a course in London (21st/22nd November) and one in York (24th/25th November). If you work with children with special needs and would like to get ideas about how to...

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Victoria Wood remembered in Manchester

Victoria Wood remembered

There has been an outpouring of grief and respect for Victoria Wood, who died on 20th April at just 62. On Saturday 4 June Victoria Station, in Manchester, became Victoria Wood Station for an hour. Actress Sue Devaney, who worked with Victoria, was the brilliant presenter at the event organised...

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Community Coffee Shop support

Community Coffee Shop

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £1100. This brings their total contributions to Jessie’s Fund to £1165. The Coffee Shop is a community project run by volunteers. They lease part of a restored farm stable near the centre of North Curry....

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