News and events

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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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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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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