News and events

Annual Review

You can read a bit more detail about what Jessie’s Fund did last year in our Annual Review. And, of course, it has a tribute to our late patron, Victoria Wood. To read the review in full screen mode, you can click on the little icon showing four corners of...

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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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Community Coffee Shop support

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £170. This brings their total contributions to Jessie’s Fund to over £1500. The Coffee Shop is a community project run by volunteers. They lease part of a restored farm stable near the centre of North...

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Children’s hospice launches CD

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has brought out a CD to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Jessie’s Fund is pleased to have supported music therapy at all three children’s hospices run by CHSW. The 30 track CD illustrates the many ways that music therapy can be used to offer children and...

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Finding the right instrument

C is a little boy of about 7 who is severely affected by cerebral palsy. Jessie’s Fund has been working in his school for a day every fortnight this term, not only working with the children themselves, but also helping the music coordinator to increase her skills. C can’t communicate...

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Victoria Wood remembered in Manchester

There has been an outpouring of grief and respect for Victoria Wood, who died on 20th April at just 62. On Saturday 4 June Victoria Station, in Manchester, became Victoria Wood Station for an hour. Actress Sue Devaney, who worked with Victoria, was the brilliant presenter at the event organised...

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Soundtracks news

Soundtracks, our well-established programme of creative music projects in special schools, offers one day ‘taster’ workshops. These enable schools to have a simple, affordable way in which children and staff can take part in making music, and there will follow an opportunity to book one of our standard five day...

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Classic FM and Global’s make some noise

We have been very fortunate recipients of a grant from Global’s Make Some Noise (GMSN). GMSN was created by Global, the media & entertainment group. As well as Classic FM, Global is home to radio brands Capital, Capital Xtra, Heart, Radio X, LBC, Smooth, Smooth Extra and Gold. As well...

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Tamarisk supports Jessie’s Fund again

Tamarisk Parents’ Choir is run by and made up of parents of young children in the Burton-on-Trent area. The children play while the parents sing. Tamarisk have been supporting us since 2012, and have now raised £2,633 for us. Find out more about the choir...

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