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  • 26
    Apr 2016
    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 […]


  • 06
    Jul 2016
    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 […]


  • 12
    Jul 2016
    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 […]


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Jessie’s Fund is a UK charity helping children with additional and complex needs to communicate and express themselves through the use of music. We work with children in hospices, special schools and in other settings nationwide, giving them access to music-making and to music therapy. See short video clips here.


Victoria Wood, Comedian, writer, actor and director.Victoria Wood

Our late Patron

We are extremely sad at the loss of our wonderful Patron, who died at the age of 62 on 20th April 2016.

Victoria Wood was loved by millions for her comic genius, musicianship, as a writer and as an actor. She was also a thoroughly supportive and active Patron: when she agreed to join us in our early days, she said that she would want to be involved, and not just a figurehead. And she was true to her word, generous in every way to this small charity whose ethos she completely agreed with. She is irreplaceable and we will miss her enormously.

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