News and events

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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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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Recordsville Social

Recordsville Social has supported Jessie’s Fund this year with a number of events, the last one being  on Saturday 21 July.  ‘It’s All Pop’ brought 60s Indie Pop, Northern Soul, New Wave, Bubblegum, and Disco to The Olde Kings Arms, Congleton, CW12 1BN. Altogether their events have raised £1,193 for...

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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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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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Music Therapist post in Cornwall

Children’s Hospice South West, which has enjoyed the support of Jessie’s Fund, is looking for an experienced Music Therapist to join the multi-disciplinary Care Team at Little Harbour, St. Austell, to provide a music therapy service to children / young people and their families using the hospice. Little Harbour offers a...

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