News and events

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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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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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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Children’s hospice launches CD

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has brought out a CD to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Jessie’s Fund is pleased to have supported music therapy at all three children’s hospices run by CHSW. The 30 track CD illustrates the many ways that music therapy can be used to offer children and...

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Finding the right instrument

C is a little boy of about 7 who is severely affected by cerebral palsy. Jessie’s Fund has been working in his school for a day every fortnight this term, not only working with the children themselves, but also helping the music coordinator to increase her skills. C can’t communicate...

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Victoria Wood remembered in Manchester

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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