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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’.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022! LATEST NEWS FROM SUNBEAMS HQ…

Happy New Year 2022 Everyone!  We hope you have all managed to stay as well as possible and that you were able to enjoy Christmas and the start of the New Year. We had a wonderful time here at the Sunbeams Centre on the run up to Christmas 2021 delivering as many...

Sunbeams Christmas 2021…’It was the most wonderful time of the year!’🎵

A HUGE THANK YOU to Holiday activities and Food Programme | Cumbria County Council for enabling Sunbeams to deliver 3 fabulous Christmas Days for children with special and complex needs across Cumbria.  Despite the increasing concerns surrounding the rise in cases of...

Harrison and the Rickshaw Challenge on BBC1 Wednesday 10th November 2021!

Tune into BBC One tonight at 7:30pm for The Great Rickshaw Relay Challenge! (8pm if you’re watching in Scotland) Busy this evening? You can catch up later on BBC iPlayer by clicking this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0011frq You can watch Harrison and the...

Harrison and Matt Baker finish in Ulverston for The Rickshaw Challenge!

Harrison and Matt Baker completed the challenge from Bowness Nab to Ulverston for BBC Children in Need in Cumbria on Thursday, Nov 4th and, along with Harrison's family, friends and fans, the Sunbeams Team were there to cheer them on.  Footage will be broadcast on...

Sunbeams Harrison joins The Rickshaw Challenge 2021 for BBC Children in Need!

The Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need is back with a difference.  This year, to keep everyone COVID safe, instead of the riders coming to the rickshaw, for the first time the rickshaw is going to them. The Great Rickshaw Relay Challenge will see Matt Baker...