News and events

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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Stokesley Songfest

Following a very successful festival last year, the second Stokeseley Songfest takes place over the weekend of 21 – 23 February, at Stokesely Methodist Church, and once again will be supporting Jessie’s Fund. This is a cross-generational, community event offering an eclectic variety of daytime workshops (with a focus on the...

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Music filling the classrooms

Laleham Gap School is a Special School for children with autistic spectrum and speech and language disorders. Jessie’s Fund completed a Soundtracks project at the school in November, and shortly afterwards the school proudly published an article about the project on their website, and the local newspaper also featured an...

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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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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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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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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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