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Launching our 20th anniversary

2015 is our 20th Anniversary, and we kick off our anniversary events on 17th January, with a concert in the National Centre for Early Music, York. In a programme called ‘If music be the food of life…’, we’ll hear music from Mozart to Khatchaturian, with a little tribute to Nielsen to celebrate his 150th birthday […]

Read More » | December 18, 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

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

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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

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


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