Maxine Peake on TV with Jessie’s Fund

We’re delighted that Maxine Peake presented our Lifeline Appeal, shown on BBC One on Sunday 25th October 2020. This 9 minute programme gives you a glimpse of how we help children to communicate through music, and you can watch it here. You’ll see Caleb, who has his own way of dancing to music, little Jessica (pictured here with her Mum, and her music therapist Anouska), who gets very excited about her music sessions, and a class in a special school where the training we have given to the staff has transformed the way they teach.

The mum of a child who appeared in the programme said ‘I just wanted to get in touch and say a big thank you. We watched Lifeline this afternoon and saw our little boy looking so happy during your session at James Rennie. The sheer joy and excitement on his face warmed my heart.’

Do spread the word about this programme – we think it will be an eye-opener to how profoundly music can enhance young lives.