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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.

Hollies Animal Rehoming Trust is a Lincolnshire based charity who primarily operate in the Sleaford/Ruskington areas, but will happily rehome any one of their “furbies” anywhere in the U.K. Subject to successful completion of a home check.

Founded in November 2011, the aim of the charity is to provide forever homes for unwanted and abandoned animals. The charity’s policy is that no healthy animal should ever be put to sleep unless there is a firm belief that their quality of life will be adversely affected by a prolonged stay in a kennel environment. Dogs, cats, rabbits and many other animals are welcomed by Hollies.

In the past three years we have also supported…

Children with Cancer’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.