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"Sunbeams strives to improve the lives of disabled Children
and Adults through the creative power of music."

  • Raises £300,000 EVERY year to provide free delivery of our Music for Life® and Music for Dignity® programmes throughout Cumbria to disabled and disadvantaged children and adults aged 1 month to 106 years!

  • Sustains 10 musicians in 52 venues, delivering 162,032 hours of Community Music Therapy throughout the year.

  • Delivers £8 of social value for every £1 of investment of Music for Dignity® to 379 people with Dementia, including Alzheimers, every week. Verified through External Evaluation for Social Return on Investment (SROI)

  • Reached No 1 in the official UK charts with Wake Me Up in November 2014 for BBC Children in Need . HUGE achievement after being chosen by Gareth Malone to join his Celebrity Choir.

  • Brought National recognition to Cumbria with unique Fundraising Events including: a)Fundraising Dinner and Auction in the House of Lords hosted by Lord Archer raising £99,000. b) Challenge 24 team raised £50,000 for "Tom's Room" by cycling the circumference of Cumbria in 22 hours and climbing 21 Cumbrian Fells in 21 hours.

  • Has raised £2.3 million to build iconic Music Therapy Centre for existing 1,558 beneficiaries and additional 1,617 on the waiting list .
In 2015 Sunbeams has created a Sustainable Legacy, an International Centre of Excellence - fulfilling Annie's dream since 1992 when she founded Sunbeams. Cumbrian Architect,Cumbrian Builders, Cumbrian Money, for Cumbrian beneficiaries at our Sunbeams Music Centre

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

Annie Mawson, our Founder, on
Radio 4 the Today programme.

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