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  • 07
    Jun 2016
    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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 19
    May 2016
    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 […]


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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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