BBC Children In Need 2011


Sunbeams and BBC Children In Need 2011

Nov 2011

Sunbeams have great links with the BBC and Children in Need, and this year they asked to feature Sunbeams..

Young Olly, who comes to our monthly session at Sandgate School in Kendal, appeared in an article in the Boots magazine

And we were thrilled to also be asked to feature on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme, broadcast on 18 th November 2011 as part of their coverage of Children in Need.

Nick Holmes came along to our monthly Family Learning project at Sandgate School in Kendal and interviewed Annie, Liesl and some of the family members and children attending the session.

You can listen to the show by clicking here

We also got mentioned in the Westmorland Gazettes coverage of the event

South Lakes raises thousands of pounds for Children in Need

11:58am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

By Daniel Orr

PEOPLE of all ages got together across South Lakeland to help raise funds for Children in Need… BBC Radio 3 visited one of the monthly Saturday morning sessions run by charity Sunbeams Music Trust at Kendal’s Sandgate School, .

The Greystoke-based organisation provides community music sessions to people of all ages with special needs in Cumbria and does a lot of work in the south of the county.

The Sandgate sessions, which have been operating for 18 years, was one of the first projects the charity set up and they are funded by Children in Need. They include interactive music sessions for children, siblings, parents and carers.

“There is a mix of songs, dance and sign language to stimulate the children, many of whom find it difficult to speak but can sing,” said Sunbeams founder and chief executive Annie Mawson.

“They are very fun and stimulating sessions which encourage the children to communicate. This year Radio 3 came along and recorded music and interviewed some of the children. The result was featured on ‘In Tune’. If you didn’t manage to hear the programme then please visit the BBC Radio 3 website and previous episodes of the show should be available on the BBC iplayer.”



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