News & Events
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.