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Ready to go!

On 2 July we head off on our annual sponsored bike ride – this time, 300 miles in four days, in Holland. That’s just flat, you may say, and you’d be right. BUT, once the often high winds are factored into the equation, and the daily distance of about 80 miles, it’s still quite a […]

Read More » | June 29, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Songs for a Summer Evening, in York

South Bank Singers will be presenting a light hearted programme of songs at 7.30pm on Saturday July 11, at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, in aid of Jessie’s Fund. They are inviting you to come and join them in a wallow of summer themed choral music, mostly comfortingly familiar but with some surprises and […]

Read More » | June 15, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Jane Armstrong

Jane’s High Tarn Challenge

For our 10th anniversary our friend Jane Armstrong swam 60 high tarns in the Lake District, raising a staggering £23,000 for us. Now, for our 20th anniversary, she has set herself the even greater challenge of swimming 70 high tarns, climbing a combined distance greater than the height of Everest to reach them, and raising […]

Read More » | June 1, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

VW Swanee

The Jessie’s Fund Swanee Whistle Challenge

We’re very excited to be announcing the launch, by none other than our patron Victoria Wood, of the Jessie’s Fund Swanee Whistle Challenge. It’s a bit of fun through social networking, but with a serious purpose: letting more people know about Jessie’s Fund. You can see Victoria Wood’s video and find out how easy it […]

Read More » | May 3, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none


We’re a Proms 2015 charity!

We’re thrilled to have been chosen as one of the four Promenaders’ Musical Charities this year. A dedicated group of Prommers go to all the Proms concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and wield collection buckets – last year they raised £94,000! So if you’re going to the Proms this year, be sure to have […]

Read More » | May 28, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Summer concert in St Alban’s

On Saturday 27th June Sandringham School Community Choir will be performing music ranging from Mozart to the Bee Gees, conducted by Alex Flood. The concert starts at 7pm, at St Peter’s Church, St Albans AL1 3HG. Admission is FREE, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of Jessie’s Fund.

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Jessie smile

Beethoven’s Choral Symphony

On Saturday 27th June, at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall in York, there will be an opportunity to hear the magnificent Choral Symphony by Beethoven – considered by many to have changed the course of the history of music. In contrast to this mammoth work will be a performance of David Blake’s touching setting […]

Read More » | March 24, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

York Festival of Ideas

A child’s hidden language

On Friday 19th June Jessie’s Fund director Lesley Schatzberger will be giving a talk on how music can help children to communicate.  One of the events in the prestigious York Festival of Ideas, this talk starts at 6.15pm, at the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York. The talk will be illustrated by short […]

Read More » | May 28, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Octave flyer

Octave Vocal Ensemble

Our friends at Octave Vocal Ensemble are performing for Jessie’s Fund again – at 7.30pm on Saturday 6th June 2015, at The Quaker Meeting House, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds. They’ll be joined by cellist Yalda Davis and pianist James Recknell in a programme called ‘Love and Marriage – Five Centuries of Music and […]

Read More » | May 7, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Davies Kenny

Iestyn Davies concert rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the concert to have been given by Iestyn Davies and Elizabeth Kenny on 20th March has been rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday 7th November, 2015. We hope that ticket holders will be happy to transfer their tickets, but a full refund is available to those for whom this […]

Read More » | February 27, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none