Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Concert

On Saturday June 7th, the Club was priviledged to be able to host a super concert by musicians and singers from the Sunbeams Music Trust, led by Annie Mawson. The event took place in St.Mary's Parish Church and the first part of the concert was performed by 20 members of the Ambleside School Music Group - led by their teacher Mrs Rotheray. When the Sunbeams took to the stage, the audience were treated to a practical display of just how valuable music is to help disabled people to express themselves. No-one in the audience could have failed to be uplifted by the sight of so much fun being had and the applause was enthusiastic.

The Club had already pledged £1000 which was presented to Annie at the start of the concert by President Mike but as the audience left that figure was increased by £751 - thanks to the generosity of those attending. Many thanks to all who helped in the organisation, the pupils and staff of Ambleside School and of course - The Sunbeams and their accompanying musicians.

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