Our events

It will come as no surprise that our upcoming events celebrating our 25th anniversary have had to be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. We’re very sorry that the concert to have been given by The Academy of St Olave’s on 19 September in York will no longer be...

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Working with Mabel Pritchard School

Mabel Prichard School is a community special school for children and young people with complex needs from the ages of 2 to 19. The school says ‘We believe in enabling every student to discover who they are and to realise their full potential. Our curriculum offers a broad range of...

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E-cards for Jessie’s Fund

Lots of people have already used our e-cards to send Christmas greetings, but you can also use them for birthdays, anniversaries, and anything else! It’s a great way to support us and do your bit to save the world’s resources at the same time. And there’s no postage to pay,...

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Exciting music therapist opportunity

Invitations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest in our project: Music Therapy for Hospitalised Children in York and Newcastle. This is a partnership project between York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Jessie’s Fund. It is envisaged that the project...

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Reynalds Cross School Choir

In early January some of the staff and the choir of Reynalds Cross School sang and signed for an hour in Touchwood, Solihull in aid of Jessie’s fund. The members of Solihull Community not only stood and joined in with our singing and signing but also donated a staggering £574.00...

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Annual Review

You can read a bit more detail about what Jessie’s Fund did last year in our Annual Review. And, of course, it has a tribute to our late patron, Victoria Wood. To read the review in full screen mode, you can click on the little icon showing four corners of...

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Finding the right instrument

C is a little boy of about 7 who is severely affected by cerebral palsy. Jessie’s Fund has been working in his school for a day every fortnight this term, not only working with the children themselves, but also helping the music coordinator to increase her skills. C can’t communicate...

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Victoria Wood remembered in Manchester

There has been an outpouring of grief and respect for Victoria Wood, who died on 20th April at just 62. On Saturday 4 June Victoria Station, in Manchester, became Victoria Wood Station for an hour. Actress Sue Devaney, who worked with Victoria, was the brilliant presenter at the event organised...

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Soundtracks news

Soundtracks, our well-established programme of creative music projects in special schools, offers one day ‘taster’ workshops. These enable schools to have a simple, affordable way in which children and staff can take part in making music, and there will follow an opportunity to book one of our standard five day...

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