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Academy of St Olave’s on 25 September

After a year and a half of being silenced, York’s chamber orchestra, the Academy of St Olave’s, celebrates getting back to live concerts with a popular programme in aid of Jessie’s Fund. (Stop press: the concert is now sold out!) The Academy of St Olave’s and Jessie’s Fund have strong...

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Messiah for Jessie’s Fund


Our events celebrating our 25th anniversary last year had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but we are thrilled that some have been rescheduled. The performance of Messiah by The English Concert, directed by our Patron Trevor Pinnock, will be at 7.30pm on Friday 15th October 2021, at St...

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Music therapy at York Hospital

Hot on the heels of us announcing a music therapy role at the Great North Children’s Hospital, we are happy to announce a similar opportunity in York. York Hospital and Jessie’s Fund, with support from the Friends of York Hospitals, are looking for a music therapist for 12 hours per...

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Wine tasting plus…

Having been cancelled last year due to the pandemic, our 25th anniversary wine tasting will now take place at 7.30pm on 3rd December 2021, at the beautiful Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Aldwark, York YO1 7BX. We will be guided by wine expert Dr Stuart Calder. We’re delighted that we’ll also be...

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Calling runners and walkers

Virtual London Marathon

You can be part of the world’s first 100,000 person marathon by joining the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon. This takes place on the same date as the classic run – 3rd October 2021 – but you make your own walking or running route, with plenty of incentive from the...

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Music Therapy at Little Bridge House


Little Bridge House is one of three hospices run by Children’s Hospice South West: Jessie’s Fund has supported music therapy there for some time. Ceridwen Rees, the music therapist at Little Bridge House, was furloughed during the first lockdown, and tells us that when she went back, staff and families...

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Child DJ Zizi45 supporting Jessie’s Fund

45 Kids

Zizi45, who is 7 years old, watched her dad Criztoz, DJ, using 7 inch vinyl records – also known as 45s – at home and on live streams. As she loves music she wanted to try DJ’ing and really enjoyed it and spending quality time with her Dad. She now...

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Music therapy with newborns


Since November 2020, Kirsty Ormston has been developing the Music Therapy Service on the Neonatal Unit at University College Hospital, London. Music therapy has helped with interaction, soothing, and bonding, and has provided many families with the confidence to sing with their infant. Music therapy also provides an opportunity for...

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Calling music therapists in the North East

Children's hospital

There is a great opportunity to work with children at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. The hospital and Jessie’s Fund, with additional funding from the Wallace and Grommit Foundation, are looking for a music therapist for 15 hours per week who will be based at the...

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Music at Mabel Pritchard School

Mabel Prichard School

One of our last projects before the world was turned upside down by the pandemic was at Mabel Prichard School, in Oxfordshire. 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...

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