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  • 18
    Nov 2015
    Christmas shopping?

    It’s creeping up on us rather too quickly! Christmas shopping is often a last minute affair for the busy little Jessie’s Fund team, but we’ve had a bit of a start from our own ‘shop‘. Take a look at our offerings, many with a musical theme. Our cards are unique – designed just for us […]


  • 18
    Nov 2015
    Finding the right instrument

    C is a little boy of about 7 who is severely affected by cerebral palsy. Jessie’s Fund has been working in his school for a day every fortnight this term, not only working with the children themselves, but also helping the music coordinator to increase her skills. C can’t communicate with words: in fact he […]


  • 01
    Aug 2014
    Autumn training courses

    Our training courses this year are over, and we had some great feedback. Here’s what Nikki told us: ‘I just wanted to thank you and your team again for the training I attended on Monday and Tuesday this week. I had a really good time and learnt so much about how to use music with […]


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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.

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

Our Patron

“So why Jessie’s Fund? …

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.”

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Charles HazlewoodCharles Hazlewood

Our 20th Anniversary Patron

“Music can reach parts untouched by anything else. That is never so clear as when making music with children who cannot communicate in any other way. Listening to and making music is their voice and their creativity. It is a thing which brings them to life and laughter like nothing else. And it is the heart of Jessie’s Fund – a wonderful charity which brings the magic of music to children in the most difficult circumstances.”