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  • 27
    Feb 2015
    Iestyn Davies concert

    We’re delighted that on Saturday 7th November countertenor Iestyn Davies and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny will give a recital for us. The programme is comprised of works by three ‘English’ composers praised by their contemporaries as the ‘Orpheus of England’ following their deaths: John Dowland, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel We experience Dowland’s gentle melancholy, […]


  • 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 […]


  • 14
    Sep 2015
    Classic FM and Global’s Make Some Noise

    Global’s Make Some Noise (GMSN) appeal has been launched, and we’re very excited to be one of their charities. GMSN was created by Global, the media & entertainment group.  As well as Classic FM, Global is home to radio brands Capital, Capital Xtra, Heart, Radio X, LBC, Smooth, Smooth Extra and Gold. Jessie’s Fund will receive […]


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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.”

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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.”