News and events

Utako Ikeda Memorial Concert

Utako Ikeda was a wonderful flute player, teacher, and a close friend of Jessie’s family. She was also a loyal supporter of Jessie’s Fund, and would be pleased to think that the concert in her memory on Saturday 7th July was in aid of Jessie’s Fund, and played by colleague...

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Strings play for Jessie’s Fund

Philip Olleson and friends from Nottingham and further afield are meeting on the weekend of 21-22 July for a workshop to rehearse and perform two of the finest and best-loved works of the string orchestra repertoire: Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings in E and Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings....

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Your online shopping

Are you one of the millions of people who enjoys the convenience of shopping online? Did you know that every time you do so you could be contributing a bit to Jessie’s Fund at no extra cost? When you want to shop at Amazon, go instead to AmazonSmile and log...

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Little collection box

Would you like one of our folding, cardboard collection boxes? They’re ideal to have in the home for emptying pockets of change into, or maybe even as a swear box! You could use them for small scale events such as celebrations or cake sales, though they’re not robust or secure...

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Nona raises £620

When talented young Nona Lawrence decided to work towards her Scouts fundraising badge, she chose to support Jessie’s Fund, with help from her equally talented family. She invited family and friends to a ‘Musical Tea Party’ and planned a very varied programme of music ranging from Bach to a new...

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Concert remembering Rachel

Rachel Claire Scholey, an alumnus of Sheffield Music Academy, was a student music therapist who was tragically killed in a car accident before Christmas. Music Academy alumni, staff and students came together on Friday 27th April to present a concert celebrating her life, and chose to invite donations to Jessie’s...

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Almondbury Ladies Choir

Almondbury Ladies Choir chose Jessie’s Fund as their charity of the year, 2017 – 2018, and on 26 March Eileen Broadbent, the treasurer of the choir, presented a cheque for £1,000 to Lesley Schatzberger, Director of Jessie’s Fund. The money was raised by carol singing at Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and The Mill...

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Making Music courses

Booking is now open for our popular two-day Making Music with Special Children courses: we’ll be in London on 8th and 9th November, and in York on 12th and 13th November. For more details about the course, and a booking form, click here. Here’s a taste of what people have...

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Meet the Musician

Mark Withers has been working with Jessie’s Fund since our very beginnings, having been a colleague of Jessie’s parents even before that. We asked him a few questions about his work. As a musician, how did you come to specialise in working with children with SEND? When I was a...

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What’s GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU legislation which becomes enforceable in all EU countries from May 25, 2018. It’s designed to make it simpler for people to control how organisations use their personal details. As part of the new regulation, all organisations which hold data on people...

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