News and events

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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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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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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Making Music courses

Booking is now open for our popular two-day Making Music with Special Children courses: we’ll be in London on 11th and 12th November, and in York on 14th and 15th November 2019. For more details about the course, and a booking form, click here. Here’s a taste of what people...

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Quartet for the End of Time

Hear this extraordinary, iconic work by Olivier Messiaen in an early evening concert in north London on Sunday 29th September. The Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps was composed in a German prisoner-of-war camp and first performed there in January 1941 by Messiaen himself, with three fellow prisoners. The concert...

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Music through August in North Berwick

Pop-Up Music at the Abbey ChurchAugust 5th – 30th, 12:30 – 1:00pmAbbey Church, High Street, North Berwick, EH39 4HE A varied programme of half hour music takes place at 12.30pm every weekday at Abbey Church until 30th August, and Jessie’s Fund is one of the two charities to benefit. We’re...

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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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