Concert remembering Rachel

Rachel Claire Scholey, an alumnus of Sheffield Music Academy, was a student music therapist who was tragically killed in a car accident before Christmas. Music Academy alumni, staff and students are coming together on Friday 27th April to present a concert celebrating her life, and have chosen to invite donations...

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Recordsville Social

Recordsville Social is supporting Jessie’s Fund this year. On 2/3 June you can hear a weekend of Rare & Classic 60s vinyl, Pop, Soul, Northern Soul, Beat, Motown, R&B, Girl Groups & more. The special guest will be Adrienne Posta, star of the 60s and 70s. The weekend (Saturday 2 June:...

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Little collection box

Would you like one of our folding, cardboard collection boxes? They’re ideal to have in the home for emptying pockets of change into, or maybe even as a swear box! You could use them for small scale events such as celebrations or cake sales, though they’re not robust or secure...

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Almondbury Ladies Choir

Almondbury Ladies Choir chose Jessie’s Fund as their charity of the year, 2017 – 2018, and on 26 March Eileen Broadbent, the treasurer of the choir, presented a cheque for £1,000 to Lesley Schatzberger, Director of Jessie’s Fund. The money was raised by carol singing at Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and The Mill...

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Meet the Musician

Mark Withers has been working with Jessie’s Fund since our very beginnings, having been a colleague of Jessie’s parents even before that. We asked him a few questions about his work. As a musician, how did you come to specialise in working with children with SEND? When I was a...

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What’s GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU legislation which becomes enforceable in all EU countries from May 25, 2018. It’s designed to make it simpler for people to control how organisations use their personal details. As part of the new regulation, all organisations which hold data on people...

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Music Therapist post in Cornwall

Children’s Hospice South West, which has enjoyed the support of Jessie’s Fund, is looking for an experienced Music Therapist to join the multi-disciplinary Care Team at Little Harbour, St. Austell, to provide a music therapy service to children / young people and their families using the hospice. Little Harbour offers a...

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

Three marathons in three days, on challenging terrain? It may be madness, but that’s what Robert Clarke has done in aid of Jessie’s Fund. He had a novel way of asking for sponsorship: asking people to sponsor a song, so with any donation supporters picked a song which he added...

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Gaining insight

For the past two years we’ve kicked off the New Year with a training day for our team of specialist musicians: some 20 or so people, with a huge amount of combined experience of helping children with additional needs to make music, came together for sharing and learning. This year...

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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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