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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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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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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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 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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