2014 Fundraising Challenge

The Cumbrian Traverse Endurance Challenge
and Sunbeams Jamboree

In Aid of Tom’s Room in The Sunbeams Centre

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st June 2014

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Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust are pleased to announce a NEW CHALLENGE by stalwart Sunbeams Supporters: The Challenge-24 Team.

On Friday 20th June 2014 the team will complete The Cumbrian Traverse:

A 35 mile route taking in 21 peaks in the Lake District and 12,000 feet of ascent which they plan to complete in 24 hours to raise money to build Tom’s Room in the Sunbeams Music Centre .

The £2million Sunbeams Centre will be the new home for Sunbeams Music Trust and enable the Charity to support and develop 40+ projects for 1,400 disabled and disadvantaged children and adults throughout Cumbria and the North West. Download our Capital Campaign Brochure here .

Each of the rooms will be dedicated to one of our Sunbeams beneficiaries, and for this challenge the team want to contribute towards a room dedicated to Tom.

The team attempting this are no strangers to a challenge. In 2013 they completed a Coast to Coast Run in under 24 hours, which to date has raised nearly £10,000 for the Centre. And in 2012 some of the team completed a 170 mile cycle ride round 19 Lake District Lakes in one weekend, raising over £2000 for Sunbeams.



Tom is in his 20’s. After graduating from St Bees School he went on a gap year during which time he contracted an infection in his brain. This has left him with multiple disabilities. Tom was a talented rugby player and cricketer, musician and active member of his school and community. The team really feel that this room should be dedicated to him.

Tom has recently been part of a Sunbeams Music for Dignity® project running in West Cumbria. The 18 month project saw Sunbeams work with disabled adults (including Tom) from Copeland Occupational & Social Centre (COSC) in Cleator Moor, and local Care Homes and Day Centres. Sunbeams Musicians gave weekly, fortnightly and monthly Music for Dignity® workshops at all the project venues, and worked with COSC members to form The Silver Liners Rock Group. They then toured round the Residential Care Homes and Day Centres to perform for elderly people, most of whom have dementia. The Silver Liners also took part in workshops and Masterclasses, and performed 4 big concerts at the Civic Hall in Cleator Moor to over 100 members of the public. In total we provided 394 therapeutic Community Music Sessions to 361 beneficiaries. The project raised confidence and self-esteem and allowed Tom to be part of a group where his abilities were allowed to shine through his drumming and singing.

The project was independently evaluated, the results of which showed that for every £1 of investment, the project delivered £8 worth of social value (SROI Case Study)

 

How you can help:

  • Press & Publicity: Please think about featuring the event in your newspaper; publication; newsletter; website; blog; Facebook or Twitter. Or come and interview some of the Team to raise awareness of the event.
  • Donate: Online at http://www.justgiving.com/Sunbeams24 or send a cheque to the address below.
  • Join us: There will be a Celebration Jamboree from 2pm on Saturday 21st at Lowca Rugby Club in Whitehaven (CA28 6QA) where we will have:
- Live Music
- Charity Auction and Raffle
- Food & Drink


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE EVENT TO DISTRIBUTE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A POSTER OF THE EVENT TO PUT UP IN YOUR AREA

 

Contact us:

To book a ticket for the Jamboree, buy a raffle ticket or get further information on the event, please contact any of the team below:

Sally (Sunbeams Office for all press & publicity): 017688 92909 or sally@sunbeamsmusic.org

Rebecca (Event Coordinator): 07917696445

Paul (Team Member – for all team enquires): 07885915884

 

Donations and cheques can be made payable to
Sunbeams Music Trust and sent to:

Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust
Sunbeams Music Centre
Stoller House
Redhills
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0DT

01768 92909

 
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