News and events

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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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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Sheffield Guild of Strings

The musicians of the Sheffield Guild of Strings are delighted to be raising money for Jessie’s Fund in their inaugural concert on Sunday 29th October 2017 at 4pm. The concert takes place at Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd, Sheffield S3 8BX. Presented by Polly Ives and featuring music by...

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Music Festival at The Dales

The end of our year’s music development project at The Dales School in Blyth was marked in style with a music festival, complete with festival food prepared by the different classes. Our music development projects aim to transform the way music is used in special schools, giving the teachers the...

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