Make the miles count!

Whilst some people view a bank holiday as a chance to recharge the batteries, an intrepid Jessie’s Fund cycle team will be spending four days at the end of August piling on the miles cycling through Normandy, hopefully raising plenty of sponsorship – this year to fund our work with...

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Making Music courses

Booking is now open for our popular two-day Making Music with Special Children courses: we’ll be in London on 11th and 12th November, and in York on 14th and 15th November 2019. For more details about the course, and a booking form, click here. Here’s a taste of what people...

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Music through August in North Berwick

Pop-Up Music at the Abbey ChurchAugust 5th – 30th, 12:30 – 1:00pmAbbey Church, High Street, North Berwick, EH39 4HE A varied programme of half hour music takes place at 12.30pm every weekday at Abbey Church until 30th August, and Jessie’s Fund is one of the two charities to benefit. We’re...

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Recycling jewellery and electronics

We’ve been recycling jewellery for a while, and now we can also recycle unwanted laptop computers, 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...

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Supporter doubles donations!

Supporter Stuart Pomeroy has made an amazing commitment to Jessie’s Fund. To mark 25 years of Jessie’s Fund next year, he is planning to raise £50,000 for Jessie’s Fund by matching people’s donations up to a total of £25,000 between now and the end of 2020. His campaign is called...

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Bishopthorpe Palace Staff support Jessie’s Fund

We’re delighted that staff at Bishopthorpe Palace, the office of the Archbishop of York, have chosen Jessie’s Fund as their Charity of the Year for 2019. David Atkinson, Palace Warden said, “Staff nominated various charities and then took a vote on which one they would like to support in the...

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Turning crisp packets into money

Students at Archbishop Holgate’s School, in York, are supporting Jessie’s Fund, along with another local charity, with a great scheme which costs them nothing, and turns crisp packets and Pringles tubes into money. They get paid £1 per kilogram of empty packets, and by June they’d raised £80 – that’s...

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Transforming power of music

What a transformation musical interaction can bring about in a short time: after a recent project, one of our musicians reported back to us: ‘We worked with a girl who had some challenging behaviour. When she arrived, she was obviously unsettled with the new situation, new faces. She has also...

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Our little shop

As well as a range of unique cards, we have some lovely bits and bobs in our little shop: for children there are simple and attractive musical instruments like this frog scaper, and for adults there’s a useful and strong foldaway bag, or a honky bicycle horn for the cyclist...

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Postlethwaite Music Foundation

Jessie’s Fund is very pleased to be supported by the Postlethwaite Music Foundation: having awarded us a grant of £1,000 in 2017, the Foundation has now pledged £1,000 for each of three years in support of our programme helping individual children to access music therapy. The Postlethwaite Music Foundation gives...

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