News and events

Making music for Jessie’s Fund

We’re very fortunate in having lots of supporters who not only love music, but are also good at playing it! Cathy Ibberson is a music therapist who works with children at Martin House, the hospice which looked after Jessie. She’s also raised funds for us through her music, most recently...

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Jessie’s family’s take on the 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge runs for a week from 26th April, and came about as a result of the London Marathon (26 miles!) being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the consequence that charities’ incomes were going to be so adversely affected by the crisis. Click here to hear Jessie’s...

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Join our 2.6 challenge

If you’d like to do something positive to help us during this difficult time, please join the 2.6 Challenge. The Challenge grew out of the cancellation of the London Marathon, which was due to have taken place on 26th April. The 2.6 Challenge starts officially that day and lasts for...

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Coronavirus – Jessie’s Fund’s measures

These are extraordinary times, and we are doing our best to deal with the crisis with as little impact on the children we help as possible. Our office is now closed and we are working separately from our homes, with regular online team meetings. It was inevitable that our face-to-face...

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Working with Mabel Pritchard School

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 in enabling every student to discover who they are and to realise their full potential. Our curriculum offers a broad range of...

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Stokesley Songfest

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

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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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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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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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‘Easy Street’ Swing in Scarborough

On Friday 21st February people in Scarborough will be able to enjoy an evening of music including covers of songs by Michael Buble, Tony Bennett and Matt Monro, performed by the Swing band, Easy Street. The gig takes place at Scarborough Cricket Club, N Marine Rd, Scarborough YO12 7TJ, and...

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