News and events

Special concert on 26 January

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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Stokesley Songfest: 15-17 February

STOKESLEY SONGFEST celebrates the 75th birthday of Teesside Music Society, and the 20th birthday of Sounds Fun Pre-School Music Classes with lots of singing over 15th – 17th February, and a ceilidh with OVER THE YARDARM to get things off to a great start on the Friday evening. YVONNE LYON and...

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Our next cycling adventure

NORMANDY LANDINGS RIDE. We’re excited to announce the next Jessie’s Fund sponsored bike ride: from 22nd to 27th August we’ll be taking on a brand new challenge: cycling through Normandy, with its beautiful scenery and rich history. We’ll ride along the Seine valley, visit the ancient town of Rouen (of Joan...

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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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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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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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Our little shop

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 bag, or a honky bicycle horn for the cyclist...

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E-cards for Jessie’s Fund

Lots of people have already used our e-cards to send Christmas greetings. It’s a great way to support us and do your bit to save the world’s resources at the same time. And there’s no last posting date or expensive overseas postage to pay. So you can save yourself money,...

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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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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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