‘Lockdown’ interactive videos released

Our ‘lockdown’ videos, recorded by our musicians in their homes, are aimed at helping children, their families and teachers to make music, wherever they are. About 20 minutes long, and free for all, they offer an opportunity for playing along, listening and moving about. All the pieces have been designed...

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Gear4music partners with Jessie’s Fund

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Gear4music, who are supporting our work over the next 12 months. Gear4music is a large, well-known retailer of musical instruments and music equipment, and, like Jessie’s Fund, is based in York. They have customers ranging from beginners to professionals, and sell not only...

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Making music for Jessie’s Fund

We’re very fortunate in having lots of supporters who not only love music, but are also good at playing it! Cathy Ibberson is a music therapist who works with children at Martin House, the hospice which looked after Jessie. She’s also raised funds for us through her music, most recently...

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Time of Covid: update

Thanks to NADLAB UK and Masqonn we now have plenty of face masks available to keep our musicians and the children we work with as safe as possible once we can make music face-to-face with them again. Mike Sherwood, from NADLAB UK, says ‘We are donating masks to welfare charities...

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Black Lives Matter

Jessie’s Fund utterly condemns the recent killing of George Floyd and wishes to add its voice of support to the peaceful protests taking place around the world under the banner Black Lives Matter. We recognise the global need to address the inequalities and injustices many people face in their lives...

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Oliver’s progress

Meet Oliver, who has been benefitting from music therapy, with the help of Jessie’s Fund, for the past couple of years. His mum says ‘Oliver is progressing in so many ways and music therapy has been a huge part of this. His eye contact has improved, he can be very...

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Music filling the classrooms

Laleham Gap School is a Special School for children with autistic spectrum and speech and language disorders. Jessie’s Fund completed a Soundtracks project at the school in November, and shortly afterwards the school proudly published an article about the project on their website, and the local newspaper also featured an...

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Join our 2.6 challenge

If you’d like to do something positive to help us during this difficult time, please join the 2.6 Challenge. The Challenge grew out of the cancellation of the London Marathon, which was due to have taken place on 26th April. The 2.6 Challenge starts officially that day and lasts for...

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Stokesley Songfest

Following a very successful festival last year, the second Stokeseley Songfest took place over the weekend of 21 – 23 February, at Stokesely Methodist Church, and once again was supporting Jessie’s Fund. This was a cross-generational community event offering an eclectic variety of daytime workshops (with a focus on the...

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Recycling jewellery and electronics

We’ve been recycling jewellery for a while, and now we can also recycle some electronics: tablets, mobile phones, cameras, camcorders, sat navs, ipods, and gaming devices. It doesn’t even matter if they’re broken. If you think you might be able to collect together quite a few from families/friends/colleagues we can...

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