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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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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Coronavirus – Jessie’s Fund’s measures

These are extraordinary times, and we are doing our best to deal with the crisis with as little impact on the children we help as possible. Our office is now closed and we are working separately from our homes, with regular online team meetings. It was inevitable that our face-to-face...

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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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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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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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‘Easy Street’ Swing in Scarborough

On Friday 21st February people in Scarborough will be able to enjoy an evening of music including covers of songs by Michael Buble, Tony Bennett and Matt Monro, performed by the Swing band, Easy Street. The gig takes place at Scarborough Cricket Club, N Marine Rd, Scarborough YO12 7TJ, and...

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A Cello Safari!

A Cello Safari? You can find out what that is on Sunday 15th March at 3pm, at Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, HP6 6AJ. Cellist Nicola Tait Baxter, accompanied by Andrew Melvin, will be playing music By Bach, Fauré, Schubert, Shostakovich and Gershwin in this family-friendly concert. Tickets are £10...

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Clear Vinyl and Friends

On 15th November the indie band Clear Vinyl paid tribute to their former drummer, James Umney, who passed away tragically at the age of 22 earlier this year. The show, which took place in the Leadmill, Sheffield, celebrated James’s life, and proceeds supported the work of Jessie’s Fund. James’s family...

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