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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 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’.

NEW Sunbeams YouTube Channel!

Sunbeams is currently changing delivery of its community services to online platforms.  Visit the Sunbeams YouTube Channel available now from the comfort of your home!   Watch this space... lots more coming...

Afternoon’s on BBC Radio Cumbria featuring Sunbeams – BBC Sounds

Sunbeams and C-19 Media News... Listen to Nicola Elson and Sunbeams Founder Annie Mawson MBE talking to BBC Radio Cumbria about social distancing and being in isolation for families with children with complex needs. Here's the link to BBC Radio Cumbria's Afternoon...

IMPORTANT NEWS: Sunbeams and the Coronavirus COVID-19

All our Sunbeams sessions are cancelled until further notice. This includes both projects here at the Sunbeams Music Centre and our Outreach Projects across the County of Cumbria. We will continue to follow all advice and, most importantly, do all we can to help those...

BBC Children in Need: Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust

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...