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In the past three years, we have helped raise over £8,000 for local good causes…

...and you can help us to raise more this year!

One of Sunbeam’s founding philosophies has been to help others. Founder Claire Ellis was originally attracted to crafting as a recommendation following an illness. As a result, Sunbeam now helps many crafters who  themselves have physical disabilities, or have suffered from some form of mental illness, to become successful crafters and develop their inbuilt talents, increasing their self confidence in the process. Sunbeam’s stallholders are incredibly supportive of each other, rather like a close-knit family.

As a result, Sunbeam are always highly supportive of local good causes and have helped to raise thousands of pounds for these needy organisations in the past three years. Sunbeam are supporting the following good causes in 2017…

Baby’s Basket receives donations of pristine pre-loved baby clothes, moses baskets and bedding from parents who no longer need them. They offer a basket packed with baby and hospital essentials and a new mattress as an attractive gift for any parent who is struggling through financial hardship or other difficulties to provide for the practical needs of their new baby.
 They encourage healthcare professionals and welfare agencies throughout Lincolnshire to offer a basket to any parent who could benefit and then to make a request on their behalf. They then deliver the basket in good time for baby's arrival.

Heavenly Gowns help grieving would-be parents overcome the loss of a baby, no matter how early or late in gestation. They have a budding team of volunteers who transform donated wedding, bridesmaid, christening & prom dresses into beautiful funeral gown sets, fit for angels. They also provide angel wraps and blankets. They  also have a team of volunteers who crochet & knit  blankets , hats , booties , wraps & many other items . All these items are made into early loss packs . They also provide special keepsakes to the packs . Their contribution helps bring comfort to families at a heartbreaking time.

As a fairly new organisation, they rely solely on donations/contributions to help make gowns and spread the word.

In the past three years we have supported…

Teenage Cancer Trust’s vision is a future where young people’s lives don’t stop because they have cancer. They ensure they’re treated as young people first, cancer patients second and everything they do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival. Young people need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ They are the only charity dedicated to making this happen.

By helping to fund and build specialist units in hospitals and provide expert staff, & bringing young people together, they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in a bespoke environment.
They also work to raise awareness of the signs of cancer through sessions in schools, reaching 1000s of young people each year to achieve early diagnosis and better survival rates.