Napper Charity Bike Ride 2009



Cycling for Sunbeams - Newcastle to Edinburgh

Newcastle to Edinburgh Cycle ride
on 12th September 2009


Team members:

Napper Team: Mark Bowman, Tim Rainford, Alan Love, Dean Thody, Alan Rees, Graeme Dodd

Newcastle-based Napper Architects are 'going that extra mile' in September in a bid to raise money for a new Centre where Sunbeams
can provide the Therapeutic use of Community Music for children and adults based in Cumbria .

Since winning planning approval for the Sunbeams Music Centre in Cumbria , the charity is now in the process of fundraising to finance the construction.

Sunbeams are looking to raise £1.5m to build the centre that was designed by the charity founder member's nephew, Will Mawson of Napper Architects. To contribute to the cause 'Team Napper' (Mark Bowman, Tim Rainford, Alan Love, Dean Thody, Alan Rees and Graeme Dodd) are cycling from Newcastle to Edinburgh on September 10-12th to raise money by cycling over 150 miles in three days.

Sunbeams is an award winning charity that provides Music For Life® to people with special needs throughout the North of England. They provide over 70 live music workshops per month to people who are disadvantaged.

The service is available to children and adults with a wide variety of special needs including physical disabilities and mental health problems, Alzheimers and senile dementia, cerebral palsy, autism, Down's Syndrome, sensory impairments, emotional and behavioural disturbance and profound multiple disabilities. More information on Sunbeams Music Trust is available on the just giving website below or at

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