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York Mini and Junior Run

We’ve been selected as the charity partner for this year’s York Mini and Junior Run. This is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All, and takes place on Sunday 7th August. If you have a young runner in the family, we’d love them to run for Jessie’s Fund. Using the same start and finish line […]

Read More » | April 26, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

Keith Wright

Organist takes on RideLondon

Keith Wright is the organist of St Olave’s Church, in York, but on 31 July he’ll be swapping the organ pedals for cycle pedals when he takes on the 100-mile RideLondon Olympic route through the capital and into Surrey. With leg-testing climbs, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved. The ride finishes on The […]

Read More » | July 6, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

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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 London (21st/22nd November) and one in York (24th/25th November). If you work with children with special needs and would like to get ideas about how to use […]

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 £1100. This brings their total contributions to Jessie’s Fund to £1165. 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 and soups are a […]

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

Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood remembered in Manchester

There has been an outpouring of grief and respect for Victoria Wood, who died on 20th April at just 62. On Saturday 4 June Victoria Station, in Manchester, became Victoria Wood Station for an hour. Actress Sue Devaney, who worked with Victoria, was the brilliant presenter at the event organised by Manchester Lesbian and Gay […]

Read More » | May 19, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

Disco ball

The world’s biggest disco ball

On July 1st, 2016 a disco ball two and a half times the size of a double-decker bus will be suspended over Leeds while, across Yorkshire, 25,000 people dance to the same epic track, chosen by the public. It’s going to be Leeds’ biggest ever party, and everyone can be part of it. And Jessie’s […]

Read More » | June 7, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

York Festival of Ideas

Jessie’s Fund at York Festival of Ideas

Last year Jessie’s Fund gave a presentation in the York Festival of Ideas and we’re involved this year, too. The festival runs from 7 – 19 June: at 11am on 12 June two music therapists associated with Jessie’s Fund will give a fascinating talk: ‘MAKING MUSIC, SHARING LIVES: An insight into the life-enhancing role of […]

Read More » | May 19, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Tamworth Bluegrass Festival

Tamworth Bluegrass has raised over £2,000 for Jessie’s Fund and continue to support us with their concerts and festival this year. The Tamworth Bluegrass Festival takes place from 9 to 13 June,  at Bolehall Manor Club, Tamworth, B77 1PN. For more information about the concerts and festival, and to book tickets, please visit their website.

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Mystery Brass near York, 8 May

Mystery Brass is a quintet from York which has supported Jessie’s Fund on a number of occasions, and is doing so again on Sunday 8 May. The concert starts at 3pm, at Acaster Malbis Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, YO23 2UJ, and the programme is varied and fun: from Bach to Bohemian Rhapsody. Families are very […]

Read More » | May 2, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none


Prudential Ride London 100 Mile Ride

We have one precious place for the Prudential RideLondon – a fabulous event which is a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. On Sunday 31st July, starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, thousands of keen cyclists will pedal 100 miles on closed roads through Surrey’s countryside, finishing with a grand finale up The Mall. […]

Read More » | April 26, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none