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Victoria Wood

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Victoria Wood's family has invited anyone who would kindly like to make donations in her memory to make them to Jessie's Fund.

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I'm Lesley Schatzberger and I founded Jessie's Fund in memory of my daughter, who died aged 9. A couple of years later I wrote to my old school friend Victoria to ask if she would consider becoming our Patron. She responded quickly, and with typical generosity, saying words to the effect that she would like to be more than a figurehead: she really identified with our purpose of helping children with special needs to communicate through music and would like to be actively involved.
Everyone is mourning the loss of a comic genius, writer, actor and musician. We've also lost a kind, generous and humble friend, and a wonderful Patron of Jessie's Fund for 18 years.

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In memory of Victoria Wood

In Victoria's words: So why Jessie’s Fund? First reason, and it’s an important one, is that Lesley and I were in the school orchestra together in the days of sixpences and Herman’s Hermits. Lesley was clarinet, I’m guessing first, and I was first trumpet. OK, I was only trumpet. It wasn’t a great line up, there were about 53 woodwind, 8 violins, one brass, and one percussion... Then she wrote to me to tell me about Jessie, her daughter who sounded such a lovely child, bright and funny and musical, and I was full of admiration for the way that Lesley had turned a personal tragedy into such a force for good, so I said, yes, I’ll be a patron, I was glad to be.What I love about music is we don’t know what it is, how it works, and it doesn’t matter. It’s all about totally personal response, it helps us find out who we are, and we all deserve that, however many days we’re given.

Event date

24-April-2016 00:00  - 
01-June-2016 00:00

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In Memoriam donations

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Donation by Anonymous
on 29-01-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Liz Bradley
on 18-01-2017
£0.00 gift aid
I'm donating as a Christmas present to my mum and dad who loved Victoria Wood and love the power of music!
Donation by Jenny
on 19-12-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-11-2016
£10.00 gift aid
Victoria Wood was a truly remarkable woman. I still can't believe she's gone.
Donation by Fiona from Cambridge
on 14-08-2016
£0.00 gift aid
The Amy Grimehouse 'Victoria Wood Tribute Night' at The Glory, London saw fans come together and revel in a truly joyous celebration. We're so happy that the profit is able to go to a charity so close to Victoria. AG x
Donation by The Amy Grimehouse
on 09-07-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Victoria was able to show sincerity in support of a great cause and humour at the same time. . .
Donation by Kathryn
on 21-06-2016
£5.00 gift aid
So very grateful for the words and warmth and wit Victoria Wood brought (& still brings) into my life. I didn't know her, but she felt like a mate who made it safe to be very sad & very happy. Condolences to all who knew and loved her.
Donation by Anna Lawrence
on 17-06-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Victoria brought us such joy and merriment and she will be sorely missed. We send Grace and Henry our deepest sympathies and hope they can continue to flourish with their great talents, proud of her memory.
Donation by Janet and Adrian Betham
on 13-06-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-06-2016
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £5,993.75
Offline Donations: £4,976.25
Total Raised: £10,970.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £11,730.00

Donations closed

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