Jessie's Fund

Jessie's Fund

Charity information

Jessie's Fund

Jessie's Fund helps seriously ill and disabled children to communicate by using music creatively and therapeutically. Most of the children we work with can't speak, so music provides a vital means of expression. Established in 1995 in memory of a musical nine-year old girl, we give children in hospices all over the UK access to live music-making, providing instruments and training for care staff, and establishing posts for trained music therapists.

Alongside our work with life-limited children we run creative projects in schools for children with special needs, including training for their teachers to ensure that music is used as a valuable means of working throughout the school curriculum. We are also asked to support music therapy for children in hospitals and other children's centres, and we work hard to try to respond as positively as possible in this field which suffers from a lack of statutory funding.

Founded 1995

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