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  • 03
    Aug 2015
    September concerts

    London, York, and Goudhurst (Kent) are the locations for our three 20th anniversary concerts in September. On Sunday afternoon, 6th September, families in north London will be treated to three ‘pocket concertos’ by Mozart and Weber: more details here. The Duchess, York, will be the venue for rising star Laura Kindelan’s gig on Friday 11th […]


  • 03
    Aug 2015
    We’re recruiting

    We’re looking for a self-motivated person, also able to work well in a small team, to take on a new role of Director of Soundtracks. Soundtracks is our programme of creative music projects in schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The Director of Soundtracks will further develop the well-established programme, with some […]


  • 01
    Aug 2014
    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 York (9th/10th November) and one in London (12th/13th 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.

2JF 20 small015 is our 20th anniversary. We’re marking this major milestone with a series of events throughout the year and we hope you’ll celebrate our achievements with us. Here is our 20th anniversary programme.



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.”

Read the full message–>



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.”