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Sunbeams Music Trust

Sunbeams provides Music For Life® and Music For Dignity® Projects to severely disadvantaged and disabled people in Cumbria to improve their quality of life and self-esteem through the creative freedom of music.

Founded by Cumbrian born Harpist and Singer, Annie Mawson MBE in 1992, Sunbeams provides Community Music to children and adults with a wide range of disabilities and complex medical needs including physical disabilities and mental health problems, Alzheimers and senile dementia, cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s Syndrome, sensory impairments, emotional and behavioural disturbance and profound multiple disabilities.

A team of specially trained community musicians and volunteers deliver over 60 live music workshops in 53 project-venues per month transforming the lives of our beneficiaries through our Music For Life® and Music For Dignity® Programmes.

By tackling the serious challenges raised by social exclusion, deprivation, ill-health and inequality, Sunbeams is ‘reaching the unreachables’.

Sunbeams returns to indoor sessions in the Glassical Performance Hall!

From the Outdoors to Indoors!  Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust, (Sunbeams), resumes indoor activities with health and safety at the forefront moving forward with Covid-19. As a Health and Wellbeing Setting, it is essential that Sunbeams continues to implement...

Sunbeams supported at the Great North Run Event 12 September 2021!

The Great North Run, (GNR), is less than 2 weeks away and takes place on Sunday 12 September 2021.  We are so grateful to have another fabulous Team of runners again this year who are putting all their efforts and time into raising funds for Sunbeams!  To find out...

Sunbeams among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund!

Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust, (Sunbeams), in Cumbria has received a grant of £54,825 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural...

BBC Children in Need: Bring the Noise!

Latest filming with BBC Teach: Bring the Noise! “Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust provides community music therapy and education for young people who are affected by an illness or a disability, with a team of specially trained musicians who lead workshops across...

Sunbeams increases online service provision in 2021. “We need Music now more than ever!”

We need Music now more than ever... At home, Music can help us to create community and a sense of belonging. Music helps us to engage and interact, regulate our emotions and unite with one another without the constraints of language. Through Music, we can communicate...