Special concert in the New Year

The City of York’s leading chamber orchestra, The Academy of St Olave’s, is supporting Jessie’s Fund in their next concert. It’s a fabulous programme of much-loved music: Weber’s Oberon Overture, Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Jessie’s brother, Jacob George, is the concerto soloist, and their father, Alan, the...

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Musical Bumps Christmas

Our friends at Musical Bumps, Croydon, are supporting Jessie’s Fund again this Christmas, with their Christmas party. Maree Waller and the families in Croydon have raised over £3,000 for us so far, contributing to over £12,000 raised by the Musical Bumps organisation as a whole over the past 10 years....

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Transforming power of music

What a transformation musical interaction can bring about in a short time: after a recent project, one of our musicians reported back to us: ‘We worked with a girl who had some challenging behaviour. When she arrived, she was obviously unsettled with the new situation, new faces. She has also...

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Our little shop

Dare we mention that Christmas is rapidly getting closer? As well as a range of unique cards, we have some lovely bits and bobs in our little shop: for children there are simple and attractive musical instruments like this frog scaper, and for adults there’s a useful and strong foldaway...

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Help as you buy

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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Victoria Wood Foundation

Jessie’s Fund was fortunate to have the late, great Victoria Wood as our Patron for 17 years. Along with her millions of fans, we miss her enormously. She totally engaged with what we do, she understood it, and she was generous with her time and support. She made a huge difference to Jessie’s...

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Rush Eucon 2018

The European Rush Convention has supported Jessie’s Fund for a third year running with Rush Eucon 2018, and this year they raised £1,294. This brings their total donations to a fantastic £4,467. Rush Eucon is a yearly event for Rush fans, organised by Rush fans – a chance for the fans...

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Support from Inner Wheel

We are delighted to have been chosen by Ann Acaster, the President of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland 2018-19, as the Association President’s Charity of the Year, and we look forward to working in partnership with her. Inner Wheel is an International women’s organisation founded...

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Alan Hacker – A Celebration

A concert to celebrate the life of Alan Hacker OBE  took place in Winchester Cathedral on 30th September, raising well over £1,000 for Jessie’s Fund. Alan was a ground-breaking clarinettist and conductor who inspired a generation of composers and pioneered historically appropriate performance of classical music. He would have been...

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Camerata Sonora debut

Camerata Sonora is a brand new, exciting vocal group coming together for their first performance this week. With just eight experienced singers, the concert includes music by Parry, Stanford and Elgar and takes place at 7.30pm on Sunday 21st October, in St Chad’s Church, Knavesmire, York. Tickets are only £5...

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