Children from South Lakeland will be heard singing on BBC Radio 3 on Friday as part of Children in Need.

The national radio station visited one of the monthly Saturday morning sessions run by charity Sunbeams Music Trust at Kendal’s Sandgate School.

The Greystoke-based organisation provides community music therapy to people of all ages with special needs in Cumbria and does a lot of work in the south of the county.

The Sandgate sessions, which have been operating for 18 years, were one of the first projects the charirty set up and they are funded by Children in Need. They include interactive music sessions for children, siblings, parents and carers.

“There is a mix of songs, dance and sign language to stiumulate the children, many of whom find it difficult to speak but can sing,” said Sunbeams founder and chief executive Annie Mawson.

“It is a very fun and stimulating session which encourage the children to communicate.

“This year Radio 3 came along and recorded music and interviewed some of the children. The result will be featured this coming Friday (November 18) on ‘In Tune’, which starts at 4.30pm.

“If you don’t manage to hear the programme then please visit the BBC Radio 3 website afterwards and previous episodes of the show should be available on the iplayer.”