News & Events

Coppergate’s Musical Christmas Tree

If you’re shopping in York you can’t fail to notice the unique Christmas tree at the Coppergate Centre. Better still, if you’re there on the hour you’ll hear it come alive with music and coloured lights. Centre manager, Sue Anderson-Brown, said: “Shoppers don’t have to wait though. If visitors want to see the light show […]

Read More » | November 17, 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

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


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

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Jessie’s Fund wins award

We are delighted to be the first winners in the group category of the St. James’s Place Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards. The awards recognise children who have overcome adversity or shown acts of great courage, and this year there was a vote for charities for the first time. We were one of three finalists, […]

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


A Handful of Keys concert

On Thursday 6th November there will be a concert in aid of Jessie’s Fund at The Hurst Community College, Baughurst, Tadley, RG26 5NL. The concert starts at 7pm, and tickets are only £2, and available on the door.

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Autumn training courses

We’ve already had a lot of enquiries about our popular two-day training courses, ‘Making Music with Special Children’, which take place in the Autumn. There’s a course in York (20th/21st November – now fully booked) and one in London (24th/25th November). If you work with children with special needs and would like to get ideas […]

Read More » | August 1, 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 £60. This is their 11th donation to Jessie’s Fund, and brings their total to £775. 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

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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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