Anna, 15, from Hove, has been studying drama and dance for years now and it has always been her absolute passion for as long as she remembers, however financial difficulties made it difficult for her to pursue her dream. The Starr Trust awarded Anna fees for membership of the Young Actors Group, to allow her to be the best she can be.

Anna says: “I am so honoured to have been chosen for an Award from the Starr Trust and it has really helped me have hope that one day my dreams will come true!

Anna’s mum says: “I would just like to say that it has made an incredible difference to me, as I now feel that Anna can be fully involved in things to try and promote her acting. Having membership fees for Spotlight covered, paying for head shots, drama classes paid for and assisting in travel costs, makes the difference in Anna having a dream, to her being able to pursue a dream; so thank you so much.