12 year old Sophie from Hove is a talented singer and in 2016 won a singing competition out of 200 competitors. She attends Theatre Workshop and wanted to continue her studies on the singer/songwriting course but her family were unable to afford it. We awarded Sophie the money to pay for 3 terms of singer-songwriting, private singing and keyboard sessions.
Sophie says: “I am very grateful for my award as I am sure it help me with my singing and all my Theatre Studies, and hopefully build my confidence through this year. It will also help build my confidence for school and help make me feel happy.”
Update July 2019
We were delighted to give Sophie a further award to continue her training.
Her Mum says: “We are so thrilled and delighted Sophie can be secure in continuing to get the support she needs to be healthy and happy whilst also improving her talents. Thank you Starr Trust”
Update July 2018
We have awarded Sophie a grant for a further year of dance, keyboard and drama training with the Theatre Workshop
Update March 2018
Sophie sang and competed at the Springboard Festival on Sunday March 4th, accompanied by Maria Dunn.
She sang songs from The Lighter Side Class - Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman.
It was a large and very high standard class and we were delighted to learn that she gained a Merit. What a wonderful achievement for her first time!
Update January 2018
Sophie is entering a singing class at Springboard Festival in 2018, supported by Brighton and Hove Rotary. She has recently been composing her own songs and accompanying herself on the piano.