Thanks to a National Lottery grant from Awards for All, Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust has teamed up with the Eden Valley Hospice to offer children with severe physical disabilities and life limiting illnesses the opportunity to make music. Two of Sunbeams professional musicians, Veronica Perrin and Alison Horn, are currently with two different age groups of 6 children; from 0-8 year olds and 9-16 year olds participating on a fortnightly basis, delivering 48 workshops over the coming year giving a real opportunity for the children and their carers to develop their creative freedom with music and sound in familiar and comfortable surroundings.
On hearing that the funding had come through from Awards For All Gillian Webster, Head of Care at the Eden Valley Children's Hospice, said, "I cannot put into words how much of a difference this Sunbeams project will make to the lives of the children, young people and their families who we have the privilege to care for at the Hospice. When I told the care team the news they were absolutely delighted".
The project will be overseen by the Sunbeams Music Trust founder and Chief Executive, Annie Mawson. Annie is equally delighted, and is thrilled to continue her long association with the Hospice.
From left to right: Alison Horn, Annie Mawson, Gillian Webster and Veronica Perrin