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  • 20
    Jan 2015
    Pinnock, Manson, Truscott trio on 11 February

    Our second 20th Anniversary concert takes place on Wednesday 11 February,  49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PN. Distinguished harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock is  joined by violinist Matthew Truscott, and cellist Jonathan Manson for a baroque programme in the exclusive surroundings of the home of Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of the British Council and […]


  • 12
    Jan 2015
    Announcing the 20 Challenges

    In case it escaped your notice, 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of Jessie’s Fund.  To celebrate our 20 years we will be issuing 20 challenges or ideas for ways to help raise our profile and much-needed funds. Challenge No 1: Turn Music into Notes! Every time you hear a song or a piece of music […]


  • 18
    Dec 2014
    Launching our 20th anniversary

    2015 is our 20th Anniversary, and we kicked off our anniversary events on 17th January, with a concert in the National Centre for Early Music, York. There was music from Mozart to Khatchaturian, with a little tribute to Nielsen to celebrate his 150th birthday along the way. This was a family occasion: the musicians were […]


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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.

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



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.”