News and events

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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