Founded in 1992 by Harpist and Singer Annie Mawson MBE, Sunbeams Music Trust has grown steadily to become a leading provider of Community Music Therapy services to vulnerable and disabled people of all ages, in the North-West.
12 Professional Specialist musicians are matched to community groups to deliver interactive workshops in our Music For Life® and Music For Dignity® programmes to 2,490 people at 62 venues across Cumbria including: 27 Residential Care Homes; Day Centres; Hospices; Sunbeams out-of-school clubs, and of course our award-winning Sunbeams Music Centre, all on a monthly basis, many of them weekly.Our beneficiaries include children or adults with physical disabilities and mental health problems; Alzheimer’s and senile dementia; Autistic Spectrum Disorder; sensory impairments; emotional and behavioural problems, and complex medical needs.
ii. VANESSA for details of booking rooms at the Centre for Meetings, Conferences, Concerts, Presentations by Annie, including Lunches
iii. PETE – for details of state-of-the-art Sunbeams Recording Studio.
iv. MICHAEL – for details of the Sunbeams External Evaluation by Hall Aitken Associates Ltd of Glasgow who stated our work with elderly People with dementia had an SROI of £1:8. (Social Return on Investment)
v. DIANE – for details of how to donate
The Sunbeams Music Centre has created a sustainable legacy for community music therapy for disadvantaged people of all ages across the UK. As Michael Lawson-Johnson, one of our Directors says…..
“You cannot open a door to show a glimpse of possibility and slam it shut. It has now become our moral obligation to provide a pathway beyond”.