This October local charity the Starr Trust held its annual Celebration Night; a very special evening celebrating the lives and achievements of the 4580 young people they have helped over the past 9 years, and thanking all those businesses and individuals who have made it possible. Over 200 people came together at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, where supporters had the chance to meet the young people whose lives have been transformed by their generosity.
Nicole Carman from the Starr Trust told us “What a wonderful evening, the Boundary Rooms at the Cricket Ground were buzzing and we were thrilled to see so many of our supporters there. Local businesses including the Hilton Brighton Metropole, The Implant Centre and Gemini Printing were only a few of the many who have helped us and we’re so grateful for their continued support.”
During the evening many families spoke of how the Edward Starr Awards had turned their children’s lives around. One of the Champion’s mums Maya talked about the financial difficulties her family had faced and how since receiving an award to help with his basketball costs, her 13 year old son Bako is now thriving and was recently chosen to play for Storm Basketball Club, one of the largest and most successful basketball clubs in the South East of England.
Highlights of the evening included recitals from 2 talented young Champions; Jasmine is an opera singer who was awarded a grant to attend the Guildhall and Zoe is now flourishing at drama school and spoke of how much her confidence has grown since receiving her award. The audience also heard from a young stage manager Connor Lovejoy who received his award 6 years ago and went on to graduate from the Brit School and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
The Starr Trust can truly change the lives of young people. If you know someone living in the BN postcode area, aged 10-18, who would benefit from an Award, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and if you would like to hear more about the work we do and all our fabulous fundraising events go to our website: www.starrtrust.com
The Starr Trust supports individuals living in the BN post code area aged 10-18 to fulfil their potential in Art, Sport and Education, by providing a helping hand to achieve their goals at a time when they really need it.