Family music-making

Last year we started working with families at Hob Moor Oaks School and Children’s Service, in York. The sessions were for the parents, carers and children who are enrolled at the school and known to the Portage Service. Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with special...

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Help as you buy

Most of us shop online nowadays: we can support Jessie’s Fund without spending a penny extra. By signing up to either Easyfundraising or Give as you Live and then going to your online store via their websites, you raise commission for Jessie’s Fund each time you shop. As an example, by going...

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Our little shop

We have some lovely bits and bobs in our little shop: for children there are simple and attractive musical instruments, like these animal castanets, or bath-time water flutes, and for adults there’s a useful and strong foldaway bag, or a honky bicycle horn for the cyclist in your life. There’s...

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Revolutionary Drawing Room on 6th January

The Revolutionary Drawing Room is a string quartet which performs late 18th- and 19th-century repertoire with a sound derived from the beauty and flexibility of gut strings and original bows (or reproductions) of the period. On 6th January they will be supporting Jessie’s Fund once again with a concert of...

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Christmas CD for Jessie’s Fund

Get into the festive spirit with the Chamber Choir from Archbishop Holgate’s School, in York. This an auditioned ensemble of just 6 singers, and they’ve recorded a Christmas compilation CD full of 10 festive favourites in order to raise money for Jessie’s Fund. CDs can be purchased for just £5...

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Lions Summer Concert

The Derwent, Selby and Minster Lions Clubs supported Jessie’s Fund for the third time with their summer concert in July this year. The concert took place in the beautiful surroundings of Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York, and there was music from Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir, York and Selby Rock Choirs,...

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Victoria Wood, our late Patron

For 17 years, until her untimely death, Victoria Wood was our Patron. Jessie’s Fund was a small, infant charity when we asked whether she would join us. Now we have a great new Patron, Maxine Peake, but Victoria will always stay in important part of the Jessie’s Fund story. Here,...

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Making Music courses

Bookings are flowing in for this year’s two-day Making Music with Special Children courses: we’ll be in London on 6th and 7th November, and in York on 9th and 10th November. For more details about the course, and a booking form, click here. Here’s a taste of what people said about...

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Sheffield Guild of Strings

The musicians of the Sheffield Guild of Strings are delighted to be raising money for Jessie’s Fund in their inaugural concert on Sunday 29th October 2017 at 4pm. The concert takes place at Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd, Sheffield S3 8BX. Presented by Polly Ives and featuring music by...

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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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