News and events

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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Recycling old jewellery

Do you have old jewellery of any kind – an odd cufflink or earring, or a bracelet or necklace that you no longer wear? Whether it’s a bit of costume jewellery or an unused or broken watch, it can be turned into money to help children. The current President of...

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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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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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Our next cycling adventure

NORMANDY LANDINGS RIDE. We’re excited about the next Jessie’s Fund sponsored bike ride: from 22nd to 27th August we’ll be taking on a brand new challenge: cycling through Normandy, with its beautiful scenery and rich history. We’ll ride along the Seine valley, visit the ancient town of Rouen (of Joan 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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Transforming power of music

What a transformation musical interaction can bring about in a short time: after a recent project, one of our musicians reported back to us: ‘We worked with a girl who had some challenging behaviour. When she arrived, she was obviously unsettled with the new situation, new faces. She has also...

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Postlethwaite Music Foundation

Jessie’s Fund is very pleased to be supported by the Postlethwaite Music Foundation: having awarded us a grant of £1,000 in 2017, the Foundation has now pledged £1,000 for each of three years in support of our programme helping individual children to access music therapy. The Postlethwaite Music Foundation gives...

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Help as you buy

Most of us shop online nowadays: we can support Jessie’s Fund without spending a penny extra. By signing up to either Easyfundraising or Give as you Live and then going to your online store via their websites, you raise commission for Jessie’s Fund each time you shop. As an example, by going...

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Our little shop

As well as a range of unique cards, we have some lovely bits and bobs in our little shop: for children there are simple and attractive musical instruments like this frog scaper, and for adults there’s a useful and strong foldaway bag, or a honky bicycle horn for the cyclist...

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