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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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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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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