News and events

Gaining insight

For the past two years we’ve kicked off the New Year with a training day for our team of specialist musicians: some 20 or so people, with a huge amount of combined experience of helping children with additional needs to make music, came together for sharing and learning. This year...

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Might we help you?

We are currently accepting applications from organisations seeking grants for music therapy or interactive music projects with children who have additional needs or serious illness. Guidelines and application forms can be found here. Applications will need to be with us no later than 23rd February for consideration at our mid-March...

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Family music-making

Last year we started working with families at Hob Moor Oaks School and Children’s Service, in York. The sessions were for the parents, carers and children who are enrolled at the school and known to the Portage Service. Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with special...

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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

We have some lovely bits and bobs in our little shop: for children there are simple and attractive musical instruments, like these animal castanets, or bath-time water flutes, and for adults there’s a useful and strong foldaway bag, or a honky bicycle horn for the cyclist in your life. There’s...

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Revolutionary Drawing Room on 6th January

The Revolutionary Drawing Room is a string quartet which performs late 18th- and 19th-century repertoire with a sound derived from the beauty and flexibility of gut strings and original bows (or reproductions) of the period. On 6th January they will be supporting Jessie’s Fund once again with a concert of...

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Christmas CD for Jessie’s Fund

Get into the festive spirit with the Chamber Choir from Archbishop Holgate’s School, in York. This an auditioned ensemble of just 6 singers, and they’ve recorded a Christmas compilation CD full of 10 festive favourites in order to raise money for Jessie’s Fund. CDs can be purchased for just £5...

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Lions Summer Concert

The Derwent, Selby and Minster Lions Clubs supported Jessie’s Fund for the third time with their summer concert in July this year. The concert took place in the beautiful surroundings of Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York, and there was music from Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir, York and Selby Rock Choirs,...

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Rush Eucon 2017

The European Rush Convention, (Rush Eucon) 2016 raised a magnificent £1,700 for Jessie’s Fund, and it’s great news that Rush Eucon 2017 will also be supporting us. The convention takes place on 13th and 14th October, at The Box, in Crewe. Bands include Clockwork Angels and La Villa Strangiato, and...

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Victoria Wood, our late Patron

For 17 years, until her untimely death, Victoria Wood was our Patron. Jessie’s Fund was a small, infant charity when we asked whether she would join us. Now we have a great new Patron, Maxine Peake, but Victoria will always stay in important part of the Jessie’s Fund story. Here,...

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