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Tamarisk supports Jessie’s Fund again

Tamarisk is a singing group set up, 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 for two years, and at their June concert they raised £168, partly through donations for cakes made by members of the choir! They’re talking […]

Read More » | June 19, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Derwent and Minster Lions Charity Concert

We’re delighted that the Lions Clubs of Derwent and Minster are once again supporting Jessie’s Fund with their Summer Charity Concert, on Saturday 12th July, at the Auditorium, Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, YO19 6EU. There will be a wine and canapé reception from 6.30pm, and the concert will start at 7.30pm. Compère William Jenkyns will […]

Read More » | June 21, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Tamworth Bluegrass Festival

Tamworth Bluegrass Festival, which took place in the middle of June, has support us for the second year running, raising £722. This brings their total donations to Jessie’s Fund to £1,500, which is hugely appreciated. Many thanks to Dave Teague, and to all the musicians involved.

Read More » | January 22, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

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The Pokey Hole supports Jessie’s Fund

The Pokey Hole is a live music club based at The Miners Welfare Club in the village of Moira, South Derbyshire. They offer great music on a monthly basis featuring many well known artists as well as emerging new talent. So far they’ve raised over £4,000 for us, and we’re delighted that they are hoping to […]

Read More » | February 18, 2013 | Category: news | Comments: none

Harrow School Come and Sing

‘Come and Sing’ Messiah at Harrow School

We are delighted that Harrow School’s 2014 Leavers have decided to put on a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday 22nd June, in aid of Jessie’s Fund.  All are welcome to either sing in the chorus or to join the audience. Chorus rehearsal from 2.30pm. Performance at 4.00pm. At Harrow School Speech Room, Old Schools Building, Church Hill, Harrow on the […]

Read More » | May 20, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Eboracum Baroque in Cambridge

Eboracum Baroque, a group of young musicians directed by Chris Parsons, will be performing Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Water Music in Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge on Saturday 14th June. The concert starts at 7.30pm, and tickets are £10 (concessions available), from here. A donation from the proceeds will be made to Jessie’s Fund.

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Off to Northern Ireland

Our team of 18 cyclists and one support driver head off to Northern Ireland on our sponsored ride on 23rd May. We riding over 70 miles a day, with a few hills thrown in, and our sponsorship target is £10,000. Could you help us reach that? Every pound counts. You can sponsor the team here and […]

Read More » | May 16, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Laura Kindelan EP Launch, York

On 2 May, 14 year old Laura Kindelan celebrated the launch of her first EP, ‘Rise’, at the Basement, City Screen, York. She was supported by the wonderful acoustic duo, ‘According to Eve’ and by the incredible Beth McCarthy of ‘The Voice’ fame. They played to a full capacity venue and raised over £600 for Jessie’s Fund. […]

Read More » | March 28, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Musical Bumps helps us again

Musical Bumps has supported Jessie’s Fund again this Christmas with parties at their various branches. They’ve raised an amazing £1013! Musical Bumps has been making donations to Jessie’s Fund since 2008, and have now donated over £8,000! Thank you to all the generous families, and to the musicians: we hope you’ve had some lovely parties with lots of […]

Read More » | January 3, 2014 | Category: news, Uncategorized | Comments: none


Jessie’s Fund and the NYO

Jessie’s Fund will be working with members of the fantastic National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain on the NYO ‘Inspire Day’, on 7th April. This will take place in Durham, at the beginning of the orchestra’s residency there. We will bring together 10 talented young musicians with 10 students from special schools, and, with the expert guidance of two excellent music […]

Read More » | January 29, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none