News and events

An unusual Christmas concert

Listen to a mixture of traditional Christmas music and other pieces, all arranged for cellos and played by cellists at Bristol University. The concert takes place on Monday 9th December, at 7.30pm, and the venue is Victoria Methodist Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 1NU. Entrance is FREE. Audience members will...

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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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Making the miles count!

Whilst some people view a bank holiday as a chance to recharge the batteries, an intrepid Jessie’s Fund cycle team spent four days piling on the miles cycling through Normandy to raise sponsorship – this year to fund our work with children in hospitals. Lesley and Alan, Jessie’s parents, were...

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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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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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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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New book published

Published on 21st of August, this book, edited by Anna Ludwig, brings together music therapists who have worked in the challenging and rewarding world of children’s palliative care. Examining techniques from working just with the breath, to technological advances in music therapy, it highlights the benefits music therapy can bring...

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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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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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Quartet for the End of Time

Hear this extraordinary, iconic work by Olivier Messiaen in an early evening concert in north London on Sunday 29th September. The Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps was composed in a German prisoner-of-war camp and first performed there in January 1941 by Messiaen himself, with three fellow prisoners. The concert...

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