Maxine Peake on TV with Jessie’s Fund

We’re delighted that Maxine Peake is presenting our Lifeline Appeal, which will be shown on BBC One at 2.05pm on Sunday 25th October, and again at 2.30pm on Tuesday 27th October, this time on BBC Two. It will also be available to watch on iPlayer thereafter. Watching this 10 minute...

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Wait to donate: double your impact!

Big Give Christmas Challenge

This year we will be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. We have been promised a ‘matching pot’ of funds, so any online donations we receive between 12pm on Tuesday 1st December and 12pm on Tuesday 8th December will be doubled, thus raising even more money for our...

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Katy and Una smash their target

This is what Jessie’s cousin Katy (right) and her friend Una look like after running a half marathon at the end of undertaking 40 runs in 50 days! They set themselves a modest target of £300 and were overwhelmed with the support they received for Jessie’s Fund, raising £1,250. Needless...

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Our events

It will come as no surprise that our upcoming events celebrating our 25th anniversary have had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but we are delighted that the performance of The Messiah directed by Trevor Pinnock has been postponed rather than cancelled. Originally to have taken place on 17...

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‘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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