News and events

Making Music courses

Booking is now open for our popular two-day Making Music with Special Children courses: we’ll be in London on 8th and 9th November, and in York on 12th and 13th November. For more details about the course, and a booking form, click here. Here’s a taste of what people have...

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Meet the Musician

Mark Withers has been working with Jessie’s Fund since our very beginnings, having been a colleague of Jessie’s parents even before that. We asked him a few questions about his work. As a musician, how did you come to specialise in working with children with SEND? When I was a...

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What’s GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU legislation which becomes enforceable in all EU countries from May 25, 2018. It’s designed to make it simpler for people to control how organisations use their personal details. As part of the new regulation, all organisations which hold data on people...

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Music Therapist post in Cornwall

Children’s Hospice South West, which has enjoyed the support of Jessie’s Fund, is looking for an experienced Music Therapist to join the multi-disciplinary Care Team at Little Harbour, St. Austell, to provide a music therapy service to children / young people and their families using the hospice. Little Harbour offers a...

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

Three marathons in three days, on challenging terrain? It may be madness, but that’s what Robert Clarke has done in aid of Jessie’s Fund. He had a novel way of asking for sponsorship: asking people to sponsor a song, so with any donation supporters picked a song which he added...

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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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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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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 8 June for consideration at our summer...

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Exciting music therapist opportunity

Invitations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest in our project: Music Therapy for Hospitalised Children in York and Newcastle. This is a partnership project between York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Jessie’s Fund. It is envisaged that the project...

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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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