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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’.

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: 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...

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...