Music Festival at The Dales

The end of our year’s music development project at The Dales School in Blyth was marked in style with a music festival, complete with festival food prepared by the different classes. Our music development projects aim to transform the way music is used in special schools, giving the teachers the...

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Reynalds Cross School Choir

In early January some of the staff and the choir of Reynalds Cross School sang and signed for an hour in Touchwood, Solihull in aid of Jessie’s fund. The members of Solihull Community not only stood and joined in with our singing and signing but also donated a staggering £574.00...

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Annual Review

You can read a bit more detail about what Jessie’s Fund did last year in our Annual Review. And, of course, it has a tribute to our late patron, Victoria Wood. To read the review in full screen mode, you can click on the little icon showing four corners of...

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Community Coffee Shop support

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £170. This brings their total contributions to Jessie’s Fund to over £1500. The Coffee Shop is a community project run by volunteers. They lease part of a restored farm stable near the centre of North...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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