News & Events

Trevor Pinnock

Pinnock, Manson, Truscott trio on 11 February

Our second 20th Anniversary concert takes place on Wednesday 11 February,  49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PN. Distinguished harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock is  joined by violinist Matthew Truscott, and cellist Jonathan Manson for a baroque programme in the exclusive surroundings of the home of Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of the British Council and […]

Read More » | January 20, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none


Announcing the 20 Challenges

In case it escaped your notice, 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of Jessie’s Fund.  To celebrate our 20 years we will be issuing 20 challenges or ideas for ways to help raise our profile and much-needed funds. Challenge No 1: Turn Music into Notes! Every time you hear a song or a piece of music […]

Read More » | January 12, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Launching our 20th anniversary

2015 is our 20th Anniversary, and we kicked off our anniversary events on 17th January, with a concert in the National Centre for Early Music, York. There was music from Mozart to Khatchaturian, with a little tribute to Nielsen to celebrate his 150th birthday along the way. This was a family occasion: the musicians were […]

Read More » | December 18, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

Amsterdam ride

Amsterdam 300 Ride, 2015

After a fantastic ride in Northern Ireland in May, we’re going back to the Netherlands for a bigger and better ride than ever next July. 2015 is Jessie’s Fund’s 20th anniversary year, so this will be a special ride – the longest we’ve done, at 300 miles. There’ll be two groups – those who want to […]

Read More » | January 28, 2013 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Coppergate’s Musical Christmas Tree

If you shopped in York over Christmas you will have noticed the unique Christmas tree at the Coppergate Centre. Better still, you may have heard it come alive with music and coloured lights. This happened on the hour, every hour, but if you were there at a different time you could still hear in by […]

Read More » | November 17, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

North Curry Community Coffee Shop

Community Coffee Shop support

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £70. This is their 12th donation to Jessie’s Fund, and brings their total to £845. The Coffee Shop is a community project run by volunteers. They lease part of a restored farm stable near the centre of North Curry.  Their home-made cakes […]

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

Croydon carols

Carol singing in Croydon

St John the Evangelist Church Choir, Shirley, Croydon supported us last year with a range of events, and have done so again this year, raising over £1,500 altogether. Their final fundraising event of 2014 will be carol singing in Croydon Whitgift Centre on Monday 22nd December from 6-8pm, so if you’re in the area, do […]

Read More » | December 4, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none

Garland of Flutes

A Garland of Flutes

A Garland of Flutes is an ensemble whose programmes include many styles, from seventeenth century to contemporary, written for one to five flutes. Apart from flutes in C, their instruments include piccolo, baroque and alto flutes. A Garland of Flutes is supporting Jessie’s Fund this Autumn with two events. On Friday 21st November they invite […]

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


Derwent and Minster Lions Charity Concert

Earlier this year, the Lions Clubs of Derwent and Minster came together to stage their annual charity concert at Queen Margaret’s School. Presenting a cheque for £1,700 to Jessie’s Fund’s Lesley Schatzberger, Lion Ken Sutcliffe said ‘We are delighted to support such a worthwhile charity, which provides music therapy to children with additional needs. Our […]

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

Orchestra book

There’s still time to shop from us!

Have you seen our Christmas cards and gifts? We have unusual little musical gifts, lovely ‘conductor’ cufflinks, treble clef silver earrings, musical games, stationery, a delightful pop-up book about the orchestra, and plenty more. Not forgetting our very own, unique Christmas cards. There’s still time to buy – we send orders out within two working […]

Read More » | December 6, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none