Dates for your Diary

Dates for 2017


The below are in addition to the weekly Music For Life®, Music For Dignity® and Family Learning sessions for beneficiaries. If you are interested in coming to a session, please contact Liesl on


Gala Celebration
Kensington Palace
Wednesday 20th September 2017




Rare Linocut by Pablo Picasso 1958

Signed on the plate, by the artist himself!

Generously donated by Frederick Mulder Ltd


3 Night weekend stay for up to 4 people at Steels Mill, Kings Meaburn.

Kindly donated by Karen Addison.

Valid Oct-Feb (excluding Xmas & New Year)

Including afternoon tea for 2 courtesy of The George Hotel, Penrith


Tour of M-Sport facilities

At Dovenby Hall Headquarters for up to 4 people .

Donated by Malcolm Wilson OBE


6 Bottles of Jean Pierre Marniquet Champagne

Champagne J.P Marniquet is now in its third generation of winemakers since 1929. At that time many winegrowers "viticulturalists" would sell their grapes on to the "Grandes Marques" champagne makers.The vineyard is located in Venteuil, a village on the chalky slopes of the Marne Valley right bank, 10 km west of Epernay and lent itself perfectly to the venture.

The Champagne is produced from the famous noble grape varieties of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, according to the ancient 'méthode champenoise' invented by the monk Dom Perignon. By choosing carefully the allocation of grape varieties, it has been possible to develop a range of wines that are both complementary and varied.

Generously donated by Grapevine


Personal answering message by Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS –

Joanna has offered to record a personal answering message for you on your answering service on a telephone of your choice.


Midweek Mini Break at Gilpin Lake House

Three nights at Gilpin Lake House, where just 6 suites share 100 acres of private grounds with its own lake and pool...

Day 1

Champagne on arrival

Dinner at ‘Gilpin Spice’ with tapas-style pan-Asian dishes

Day 2

Leisurely breakfast

Jetty Spa Trail – 3.5 hours of private bliss, with treatments, cream tea and fresh fruit and Champagne in the hot tub

Tasting Menu at the Michelin starred ‘Hrishi’ restaurant

Day 3

Leisurely breakfast

A day of walking and exploring with passes on Windermere Lake Cruises

Dinner at ‘Gilpin Spice’ with tapas-style pan-Asian dishes

Day 4

Leisurely breakfast


Monday to Thursday until 30 March 2018 excluding public and school holidays

Excludes drinks, transport and extras

Kindly donated by Zoe and Barney Cunliffe.


A week in Paradise, staying in an exquisite Apartment with a private pool overlooking Lake Como, Italy

(excluding flight and off-peak season)

Generously donated by Ben Nash and Colin Rogers


One Year Supply of delicious home baked cookies from The Cookie Bar at Stepping Stones.

Generously donated by Larry Sullivan, Chairman and Co-founder of COINS


Hotel and Wellness Spa, Birgkarhaus, Austria – Four nights for 2 People.

(excludes flights)

Generously donated by Larry Sullivan, Chairman and Co-founder of COINS


Chef Experience for one followed by dinner for 4 at Mrs Millars, Culgaith.

Mrs Miller's at Hazel Dene Garden Centre Culgaith is a restaurant that is open seven days a week serving the kind of food you wouldn't expect to find at your local garden centre. They have recently been listed in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide and have been named the guides North West local restaurant of the year in the guide.

“We write our menus daily to make the best use of the local produce that we have available. Our food is honest and simple with a respect for tradition using old and modern techniques.”

Generously donated by James Cowin


Day Cruise around The Isle of Wight
n a luxury yacht for up to 6 people

Followed by fish & chips at Salty’s in Yarmouth

Generously donated by Larry Sullivan, Chairman and Co-founder of COINS


The Yellow Earl Luxury Hamper

The best of Cumbrian Food & Drinks suitable for an Earl with taste!

For more than two hundred years James & John Graham has supplied local people with excellent food & wine. Shopping at Grahams has been part of peoples’ lives for generations.

Fortunately, here in Penrith, Graham's has on its doorstep some of the finest speciality food & drink producers in the Eden Valley & Cumbria who contribute to our gift hampers.

All items for our hampers are carefully chosen from Graham's shop in Penrith and courier delivered to most areas of mainland UK.

Generously donated by Alan Reading, J&J Graham


Quarterly Meeting Room Hire for up to 10 delegates at The Sunbeams Music Centre, including Lunch


Judith Pattinson Champagne Dinner Party

Dinner for up to 10 people at Gelt Garth, Paving Brow, Brampton, Cumbria.

Kindly donated by Judith.


Sundial Recording Studio Session

A hybrid analogue service located in the

Heart of London.


Simon Anderson Photography

Two Gift Experiences at their
Penrith Studio

i) A Family Portrait

ii) Enchanted Photo Session


Venus Griffiths has donated her

Original Oil Painting of Buttermere


MawsonKerr Architects, Newcastle

TWO Weeks Internship with Award-winning firm


Cranstons Purveyors of Fine Foods

Meat for 4 seasons

4 deliveries of meat delivered to your door, each one tailored to what is in season or a speciality at the time.

Generously donated by Philip Cranston


Dinner Party for Four
in your own home

Prepared by

Lee Cooper of Green Wheat, Penrith

(Must be in the Penrith area)


Millican 100% Organic Cotton Canvas bags with leather trim

  • Maverick’ Gorse 40L Duffle Bag
  • ‘George’ Crew Bag
  • ‘Stewart’ Courier Bag

Generously donated by Home of Millican


Tea for 2 at The House of Commons with Rory Stewart OBE MP FRSL .

A British academic, author, diplomat, documentary maker and Conservative Politician, as the Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border, in the County of Cumbria since May 2010. Rory says:

“I would be pleased to offer the prizewinner a tour of the House of Commons, followed by afternoon tea for two people. Although I regret that they will need to make their own travel arrangements.”

Please contact Sunbeams Office 017688 92909 for details on how to claim.


2 x tickets for the Chelsea v Man City Game Sept 30th


An overnight stay to go with the tickets at The Millennium Copthorne Hotel (at the Chelsea Stadium) in an Executive double room with breakfast. 

Complimentary drinks in the form of beer, wine & soft drinks in the Delta Lounge after the football match.

Kindly donated by Malcolm Strutt


4 x VIP tickets for “Vivaldi by Candlelight” by Locrian Ensemble , led by Justin Pearson, Artistic Director of the NSO and Sunbeams Patron at Blackpool Grand Theatre, with Champagne reception afterwards and photos with artistes, wearing their wigs!


Iconic Winser London Cashmere wrap.

Winser London is a collection of modern, luxurious womenswear .This is the most perfect pure cashmere wrap.  Knitted in a delicate gossamer stitch.  An ideal travel essential, comfortable, warm, light and chic.

Kindly Donated by Winser London.


Clay Pigeon session for 6 people, with qualified instructor, at Maughanby Farm, Glassonby, Cumbria

Use by end of 2019.  

Kindly donated by Ben Morison . Cumbrian Adventures.


A full anatomical cycle fit with a ‘bike spa’ service included

  • A full anatomical cycle fit for your bike which will be carried out by Chris Nicholson Arragon’s Physiohaus trained expert.  
  • A full 'bike spa' service on your bike. Your bike would be needed for the morning and the rider with bike for the afternoon - so it’s a full bike spa day!


Cycle fit: The cycle fit would be using the customers own - ideally road bike - adjusted to them as a Pro Cyclist would be fitted.  The process takes about 2.5 hours and involves laser aligning, video analysis and an assessment on the strength and stability of the rider.  The rider would see their bike adjusted into the optimum 'fit window.'

Bike Spa: One of our Cytech trained cycle mechanics will disassemble the bike, running all the parts through our 'bike spa' to fully de-grease before re-lubricating and building back up, making adjustments to the moving parts for optimal performance.  As one of only 40 accredited Shimano Service Centres in the UK, Arragon’s are well qualified to deal with the cyclists pride and joy; it will feel like new!

Generously Donated by Arragon’s of Penrith



Size M, signed Wigan Warriors shirt.

Wigan Warriors R.L.F.C. is a professional rugby league club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. The club competes in the Super League and are the current Super League Champions, and World Club Challenge Champions.

Formed in 1872 as Wigan Football Club, they are a founding member of the Northern Rugby Football Union following the schism from the Rugby Football Union in 1895. Wigan have won 21 League Championships (including 4 Super League Grand Finals), 19 Challenge Cups and 4 World Club Challenge trophies. The club is the all-time most successful club in English Rugby League. Wigan had a period of sustained success from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, winning the Challenge Cup eight seasons in succession and the League Championship seven seasons in succession.


Bottle of 15 year old Speyside Whisky.

House of Malt AND Bottle of Tenu Gin Crafted by a Brotherhood of Monks, of rare wild forest ingredients, deep in the Finnish Taiga!

Plus Glencairn glass from the House of Malt .

Kindly donated by Sam Hindmoor – our Sunbeams Designer and Printer.


Princess Diana Commemorative Coin Collection



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If you bid for anything, please return to Annie at Sunbeams address or email to . We will let you know after September 20th if your bid has been successful.


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Wednesday 20th September

Gala Celebration at Kensington Palace including a Charity Auction hosted by Lord Geoffrey Archer


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