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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 […]

Read More » | April 26, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

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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 London (21st/22nd November) and one in York (24th/25th November). If you work with children with special needs and would like to get ideas about how to use […]

Read More » | July 12, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

North Curry Community Coffee Shop

Community Coffee Shop support

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £1100. This brings their total contributions to Jessie’s Fund to £1165. The Coffee Shop is a community project run by volunteers. They lease part of a restored farm stable near the centre of North Curry.  Their home-made cakes and soups are a […]

Read More » | July 3, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

Victoria Wood

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 […]

Read More » | May 19, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

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Ashford Flower Club

Here’s something a bit different for Jessie’s Fund. Ashford Flower Club, in Kent, chose us as their charity of the year in 2015. Having raised a four figure sum by the end of the year, they decided to continue their support for another year, so we are their charity of the year for 2016, too!

Read More » | March 31, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none


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 […]

Read More » | November 18, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none


Soundtracks news

Soundtracks, our well-established programme of creative music projects in special schools, offers one day ‘taster’ workshops. These enable schools to have a simple, affordable way in which children and staff can take part in making music, and there will follow an opportunity to book one of our standard five day projects, or even a two […]

Read More » | August 9, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Classic FM (Margherita Taylor, John Suchet)

Classic FM and Global’s Make Some Noise

We have been very fortunate recipients of a grant from Global’s Make Some Noise (GMSN). 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. As well as the fantastic grant of £40,000 […]

Read More » | April 14, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none


Tamarisk supports Jessie’s Fund again

    Tamarisk Parents’ Choir is run by and made up of parents of young children in the Burton-on-Trent area.  The children play while the parents sing. Tamarisk have been supporting us since 2012, and have now raised £2,633 for us. Find out more about the choir here.

Read More » | June 19, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

Musical bumps

More support from Musical Bumps

Musical Bumps provides fun music classes for children and has been making donations to Jessie’s Fund since 2008. They have now donated over £10,000! Thank you to all the generous families, and to the musicians: you’ve done an amazing fundraising job. Find out more about Musical Bumps here.

Read More » | April 3, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none