National Lottery Awards 2006 - 2007


Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust was voted The North West's favourite National Lottery Awards Charity 2006 - 2007 and the runners up National Childrens Champion.

Thank you for all of your support!!

We were selected from hundreds of Lottery funded projects as the only Cumbrian finalist of the National Lottery Awards
2006 - 2007.

Pictured Left to Right
Rebecca Mawson (Director), Michael Lawson-Johnson (Evaluation and Development Officer), Annie Mawson (Chief Executive and Founder), Fern Cotton (Presenter), Ann Robb (Vice Chair - now retired)

Why were we selected as a finalist?


  • We have brought the therapeutic use of community music to more than 17,000 adults and children, every year.

  • We have provided over 110 music workshops each month for people with special needs.

  • We have daily proof of the powerful effects of music upon the quality of life of our clients.

  • We have mentored professional musicians from Live music Now! in community music sessions.

Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust is at the forefront of encouraging disabled people to engage with the Arts and bringing disability arts to a wider audience.

The National Lottery Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of people who use Lottery funding to make a difference to communities across the UK. We are delighted to be a regional finalist in recognition of the difference we have made to the lives of disadvantaged individuals throughout Cumbria, Lancashire and Durham.


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