News Archive


July 2017

Hooray for Hove and Portslade

Hove Business Association teamed up with Hove Museum and Art Gallery and The Starr Trust to put on one of its biggest events on Wednesday 5th July. It is called Hooray for Hove and Portslade and the gallery hosted 140…

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Midsummer Ball Raises £100,000

We were delighted to have been chosen as one of 4 charities at the Hilton Brighton Metropole’s annual Midsummer Ball on June 24th. The theme this year was ‘A Night at the Musicals’ and our Chairman Rob Starr…

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June 2017

Launch of the Big Screen – June 27th

We are very excited to announce that we have been chosen as Charity of Choice by The Big Screen Brighton 2017. We were invited to the Skyline Bar at the Brighton Centre for the launch party on June…

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An Update On Some Of Our Champions

Some words from runner Stephen: “Since injury it has taken a few months to get confidence and fitness back, but through training sessions and speaking to people I am slowly moving forward positively. I have competed on three…

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Hooray For Hove And Portslade

Summer. Think of Strawberries. Pimms. Garden parties. Warm summer evenings. Laughter. Hove Business Association brings you ‘Hooray for Hove and Portslade’ . Join HBA for the first Hove Museum garden party in a very, very long time. Enjoy the beautiful…

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are passionate about inspiring others to help our Champions. They have a personal connection with the Starr Trust, which has affected them. Our honorary Ambassadors are our representatives, who help us build community connections. We are extremely grateful…

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Young Chefs Cook up a Storm

Photo from left: 3 Northbrook college student chefs, Abigail Illes, Russell Williams of Bailiffscourt Hotel, Robert Whittington (chef winner), and Richard Hopton of Hilton Brighton Metropole This June young up-and-coming chefs from Northbrook College went head to head in a…

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200 Years Since The First Organised Bike Ride

In 1817, the first verifiable bicycle was born and this week is the 200th anniversary of the first organised bike ride. Why not celebrate this by signing up to our amazing 4-day King Alfred Bike Ride, cycling through…

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We need your sponsorship to help us win!

Please sponsor our CEO Rob Starr and our Patron Robin Cousins who will be dressing up and performing songs from Hairspray at our ‘Night at the Musicals’ Midsummer Ball on June 24th at Hilton Brighton Metropole - it…

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A Champion Performance

Congratulations to our Champion Jessie-Jae for her theatre school performance on Saturday 3rd June. The show, which featured students of Goldman’s Theatre School in Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne was held at Roedean Theatre. Mel and Alex…

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May 2017

Warm Up Bike Ride

For all those joining us for our King Alfred Bike Ride, this week’s warmup rides will be: Thursday at midday at the Peace Statue for a 2 hour ride. Saturday at 9.30am at the sea side of the…

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An Update On Some Of Our Champions

Tennis player Alicia has been extremely busy over the past few months. She spent a couple of weeks in Nottingham, firstly competing in a Tennis Europe event where she lost in the quarter finals to a Polish girl.…

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May 11th - Win Some Fantastic Prizes!

If you’re on either Facebook or Twitter, share our post or re-tweet about the Bike Ride on today’s page and you could win these fabulous prizes!       3 Brighton Palace Pier wristbands…

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An Update on our Champion Nisar

Big thanks to Jack at Nick Rivett Sport in Hove who helped our Champion Nisar choose his cricket equipment and gave us a great deal! Nisar was kitted out with a new cricket bat, shin pads,…

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April 2017

Bike Ride Meeting

Bikers! Please note, our meeting on 2nd April has unfortunately been cancelled, but we will be holding a bike ride meeting on Saturday 22nd April. There will be a bike ride starting at the King Alfred Leisure Centre

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Secure Your Place For Starr Water Wars 2017!

Twelve teams of four battle it out to become the champions! Secure your place in this fun, exhilarating charity event with action packed activities. Be prepared to get wet! £300 per team - Corporate Package Hove Lagoon Watersports Kingsway, Hove,…

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Seaford Head Golf Club Donate £1445

Huge thanks go out to the lovely team at Seaford Head Golf Club who selected us as their Charity of Choice and managed to raise an amazing £1,445 for us. As ever we are so very grateful for…

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Starr Trust Champions’ Workshops

At the Starr Trust we are always looking for new ways to best support our Champions, old and new, and we’ve come up with an exciting programme of workshops for them. March 23rd saw the launch, and based on suggestions…

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March 2017

This Mother’s Day the Starr Trust Celebrates the Lives of Three Amazing Mums!

All mums are amazing! – we know that – but as Mothering Sunday fast approaches we would like to give a very special shout out to 3 mums in particular: Claire Clements Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Kim Freeman Claire is mum…

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An Update on our Champion Alicia

In February half term our Champion Alicia headed to the 16U National Tennis Event where she won her way through two qualifying matches into the main draw. Her performance earned her a place back at Roehampton in March,…

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King Alfred to King Alfred Bike Ride - July 2017

Brilliant news cyclists! We now have a free place on our King Alfred to King Alfred Bike Ride for someone worth £380 - all they need to do is raise at least £500 sponsorship. We also have a…

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Golf Day Raises £3370 to help local young people

We are delighted with the success of our sixth annual Golf Day, held on March 15th at the prestigious Singing Hills Golf Course in Albourne and which raised an incredible £3370 to help local young people.…

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Farm Fridays for our Champion Lee

Our Champion Lee has been working with FarmBuddies who arrange social care farming programmes across the South East. Lee is a pupil at the Cedar Centre in Brighton and his school has been very pleased with…

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Coffee Morning Raises £300

Huge thanks go out to Nicky from Glamlife for hosting our Coffee Morning on Saturday where we raised an amazing £300! Nicky was showcasing a new Spring Italian Collection of womenswear that she sells from her home in…

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Exciting Prizes To be Won At Our Golf Day

Golfers! Have a look at some of the fabulous prizes we have for our forthcoming Golf Day on March 15th: Be James Bond for a day! Follow in the footsteps of 007 Sean Connery in Goldfinger and win…

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King Alfred to King Alfred Bike Ride

Check out these gorgeous locations that you will enjoy if you sign up to our King Alfred to King Alfred Bike Ride. The ride will take place between 12th and 16th July 2017 and travel through the beautiful…

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February 2017

Be James Bond For A Day!

Sign up to our Golf Day on March 15th at Singing Hills Golf Course and you could follow in the footsteps of 007 Sean Connery in Goldfinger and win a day of golf for 4 at the prestigious…

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Crunch Accounting Raise £250 at Battle Of The Bands

Congratulations to the lovely people at Crunch Accounting for winning 2nd Place in Coffin Mew’s “When Bands Collide” Battle of the Bands and raising £250 for us! Coffin Mew Solicitors’ Brighton office hosted When Bands Collide at The…

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all our lovely supporters!

If you’re stuck for ideas for that someone special why not buy them a ticket to one of our wonderful events? We have two fabulous evenings for you foodies this June; a wonderful ‘Cooking for the Starrs’ and…

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Brave Cyclist Raising Money For The Starr Trust

Ian Newbold of COGO Travel is raising money for us! He is very bravely undertaking the ‘Tour of Sufferlandria’ which is a virtual cycling tour with Ian being wired up on the bike in front of a screen on…

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Brilliant Launch Party for Midsummer Ball

8th February 2017 Thank you to everyone who came and supported us at last nights Hilton Brighton Metropole Midsummer Ball launch party. We can’t wait to see you all again on 24th June for the BIG night! To…

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January’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 11, winning £63.00. The runner up was 32,…

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January 2017

An Update on our Champion Daisy

After playing the role of Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical at the end of last term at Bird, Champion Daisy was selected for Nathan Potter’s troupe of twelve young ladies who are planning performances in…

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Quiz Night 2017 Raises Over £1700

Over 100 people joined us at our annual Quiz Night last Friday 27th January, including our very own Brighton & Hove Mayor, Cllr Peter West. This popular event, which has gone from strength to strength raised over £1700 plus prize…

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An Update On Our Champion Alicia - January 2017

Update January 2017 Our Champion Alicia went to Bolton on January 12th to compete in the Nike International Junior Tournament which is a really prestigious junior event. We were delighted to learn that she did really…

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Starr Trust supporters raise a massive £1488 for us last month!

December 2016 saw our supporters pull out all the stops for us and we would like to send them all a special thank you. Theatre Workshop raised £390 Swiss Garden Primary School raised £150 Read More

An Update on our Champion Stephen

Our Champion Stephen and his family travelled to India this Christmas to train with Dan Lawson for a month. Dan is a British ultra runner and charity worker from Brighton who also does charity work in India…

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An Update On Our Champion Nathan

One of our champion’s mums, Claire Clements, is friends with the amazing Paralympic athlete Baroness ‘Tanni’ Grey-Thompson and kindly arranged for Nathan to meet with her. Tanni Grey-Thompson, born with spina bifida, is one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic…

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Gemini Print Raise over £160 for the Starr Trust

Thank you to Gemini Print Group for raising an amazing £160.63 for us through their calendar sales. As ever, very much appreciated. Gemini are the official print sponsor of the Artists Open House festival for the…

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Carolers Raise £150 for the Starr Trust

On Saturday December 10th, students from Northbrook College Music Department entertained shoppers at Montague Place (behind Beales) in Worthing with Christmas carols, raising £150 for the Starr Trust. Our fabulous Starr Trust Champions and parents volunteered…

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Clarins Christmas Party raises over £650

Many thanks to Steph at Debenhams Clarins, Churchill Square for hosting a Clarins Party for our supporters on 8 December. This pre-Christmas get-together included a glass of bubbles, lots of fun and the chance to choose from the…

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Crunch Accounting Name the Starr Trust as their Charity Of Choice for When Bands Collide

Crunch Accounting have named the Starr Trust as their Charity Of Choice for the upcoming When Bands Collide, a battle of the bands for local businesses. Coffin Mew Solicitors’ Brighton office will be hosting When Bands…

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Charity Bikes Made in Sussex!

Christmas came early this year for 30 young people from across Sussex who received brand new bicycles built by a unique collaboration between the us and local businesses O3e and Hewlett Packard. O3e run philanthropic team-building events and…

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Support the Starr Trust with Gemini Print’s 2017 Charity Calendar

Please support the Starr Trust and buy a fabulous 2017 calendar from Gemini Print. Gemini are the official print sponsor of the Artists Open House festival for the third year running and recently ran a competition…

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Take on a bike challenge in 2017

We are holding a meeting on Sunday 15 January here at our offices at 12 Midday for people interested in our King Alfred to King Alfred bike ride.  Our Address: Starr Trust Goldstone Centre 2 Goldstone St Hove…

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Thanks to COGO Travel and Iceland for making Christmas Panto extra magical

Many thanks to COGO Travel for supporting us at this year’s panto for Anne Bickmore Children’s Fund. Every year we have the pleasure in supporting them by supplying selection boxes for the Panto held at the…

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December 2016

An Update on our Champion Stephen

Our Champion Stephen and his family are travelling to India this Christmas to train with Dan Lawson for a month. Dan is a British ultra runner and charity worker from Brighton who also does charity work…

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December’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 14, winning £64.50. The runner up was 35,…

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Come along and be entertained this Saturday at Montague Place, Worthing

This Saturday December 10th, come down to Montague Place (behind Beales) in Worthing and be entertained by students from Northbrook College Music Department! Our Events Manager Tracey says “We are very excited to have the support…

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Our Champion Hannah at BBC Sussex

Listen to our young champion Hannah talking about her time in Dubai at the White Water Rafting Championships. She was competing with Team GB who brought back an incredible 2 Golds, a Silver and 2 Bronzes!…

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November’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 28, winning £64.50. The runner up was 08,…

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November 2016

Our Champion Ira Interviewed in Etc Magazine

Our Champion Ira was interviewed about basketball, the Starr Trust and his personal journey in November’s Etc Magazine. Ira said “It made me ecstatic. Every time I set foot on the court with just me, a ball and…

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Winter Musical Extravaganza and Rock Choir events raise whopping £10,500!

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November Last weekend we kicked off the Christmas celebrations early with two brilliant fundraising evenings held back to back at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Huge thanks go out to all of you that…

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Former Champion Max Lands A Role In Grease

November 2016 In 2013, we funded Max Jorquera for costs associated with joining the Nation Youth Musical Theatre. Three years on, he has landed the role of ‘Sonny’ in a production of Grease at Leicester’s Curve…

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Our Champion Hannah Brings Back 5 Medals at the Rafting World Championships

Our Champion Hannah, along with four other young women from across the UK, took part in the Rafting World Championships held in Dubai on November 2nd-5th, and brought home an incredible 5 medals for Great Britain. Rafting comprises…

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Our Champions Land Roles in Seussical The Musical

Two of our young champions Zoë and Daisy landed parts in the wonderful stage production of Dr Seuss, Seussical the Musical, which was performed on 11th December, at Brighton and Hove High School.  The production by…

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An Update on our Champion Alicia

15th November 2016 One of our young champions Alicia is a tennis player and last month travelled to Sunderland to play in the Girls 16U National Winter Tour where she won her way through qualifying and the first…

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EMC Donates £925

November 2016 Many thanks to EMC for donating an impressive £925 from their recent curling event! Pictured: Ross Christy, Mike Pay and Steve Carroll from EMC presenting the cheque to Tracey and Rosie from the Trust

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Our Champion Shaina Wins the Kickboxing World Championship

October 2016 Our Champion Shaina brought home the World Title in Thai Kickboxing last Saturday October 22nd at the World Championships in Orlando, Florida. We couldn’t be happier for her, what an incredible achievement. Shaina first…

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October’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 03, winning £64.50. The runner up was 23,…

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October 2016

Spin City Choose the Starr Trust as their Charity Of Choice

Thanks go out to our newest supporters at Spin City Hove. We are thrilled that they have decided to have us as their Charity of Choice. Spin City Hove generously gave up their time recently to come along…

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Spin On The Boardwalk

Big thanks to everyone who came along to our fantastic fundraising day of Spin and Zumba at MOD Pizza, Brighton where we raised over £500! The day kicked off with an hour of Zumba from Barry Randall followed…

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September 2016

Brighton College Bag Packing to Raise Money for the Starr Trust

HUGE thanks to all the lovely children at Brighton College that did a collection for us at Tesco yesterday with the help of lovely Pilly, the Tesco charity co-ordinator. They worked really hard and bagged, packed…

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September’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 20, winning £64.50. The runner up was 04,…

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Crunch Accounting win our Starr Water Wars

Well done to Sunday’s winning team Crunch Accounting! Thanks to all who came to our fantastic Starr Water Wars. We couldn’t have done it without all the teams that took part and supported us so huge thanks go out to:…

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Thanks to Marina and Niky for Skydiving to Raise Money for the Starr Trust

Huge thanks to the extraordinarily fearless Marina Fernandez Julian and Niky Ramsdale who did a Skydive for us last Sunday and have so far raised an amazing £985!! Their Virgin Money Giving pages are here: Niky Read More

Wednesday September 7th - Listen to one of our Champions on BBC Radio Sussex

Our young Champion Nathan totally nailed his first radio interview this morning on BBC Radio Sussex where he discussed what the Paralympics mean to him and his aspirations to one day race for Team GB. 13 year old Nathan has…

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The Starr Trust Events Team talk about Starr Water Wars on JuiceFM

Have a listen to Rosie and Tracey from the Starr Trust Events Team talk to Guy Lloyd about our upcoming “Starr Water Wars”;

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August 2016

August’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 07, winning £64.50. The runner up was 16,…

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An Update On Our Champion Alicia

10th August 2016 Our young Champion tennis player Alicia reached the final of the Under 14s Nationals at Bath last week. It was her first national final so a real milestone. Huge congratulations Alicia. Fantastic achievement!

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July 2016

July’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 02, winning £64.50. The runner up was 41,…

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June 2016

Would you like to Volunteer with us?

30th June 2016 Join this small friendly Hove office team to help us raise money to support disadvantaged young people living in the BN postcode area. We are looking for a Volunteer to join our team on Wednesdays from 10am…

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Northbrook College students raise £1500 for the Starr Trust in charity Masterchef

22nd June 2016 Now in its second year, ‘Cooking for Starrs’, a fantastic dining experience held this June, raised £1500 for the Starr Trust. This sold out event saw student chefs Zoe Guile and Tyler Edwards go head-to-head in a…

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June’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 29, winning £64.50. The runner up was 42,…

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May’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 41, winning £69.00. The runner up was 12,…

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Rix and Kay Solicitors go the Extra Mile For the Starr Trust

2nd May 2016 Thanks to Rix & Kay Solicitors; a number of their lawyers are participating in our Brighton To Brighton Bike Ride. You can read more about their involvement here and here.

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May 2016

Sussex Students put on Fashion Show and raise £1900 for the Starr Trust

26th May 2016 20-year old Harleigh Slaughter from Brighton and around 80 of her peers studying Fashion & Textiles, Make-up & Hair and Bodypainting, showcased their work and created inventive and stunning looks for over 20 amateur models in this…

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Our Golf Day on May 18th raised £4052 for local youngsters!

25th May 2016 Our annual Golf Day, now in its fifth year, was once again a huge success thanks to the lovely golfers who took part and our sponsors, Beales of Worthing and Collins and Hayes the upholsterers.…

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An Update On Our Champion Jamie

11th May 2016 We are very proud to announce that the hugely talented Jamie is performing TAP ADDICTION at the Komedia Brighton as part of the Brighton Fringe this May 16th and June 4th/5th. Click here for…

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An Update On Our Champion Stephen - May 2016

Our Champion Stephen has been training hard in Portugal this Spring. Here is his report on his time there: “Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone at the Starr Trust, for their generous help of providing…

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An Update On Our Champion Nathan

4th May 2016 Nathan didn’t have a great winter in terms of his health, so his winter training didn’t go to plan and he was unable to take part in the London wheelchair mini marathon, which he was really…

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April 2016

An Update on our Champion Stephen - April 2016

Stephen ran the Brighton marathon 10k on Sunday, finishing in 6th position out of over 2,500 runners with a time of 32mins 14secs. Well done Stephen!

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April’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 02, winning £69.00. The runner up was 52,…

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Starr Trust Showcase Of Talent

13th April 2016 Come along to our Showcase of Talent and support local young talent competing in fashion, make up, hairstyling and bodypainting. Sponsored by Northbrook College and Hilton Brighton Metropole and raising money for the Starr Trust, the competition…

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March 2016

Meet Our Champion Ava

31st March 2016 Ava loves photography. She has recently completed a Silver Arts Award in photography and her aim is to complete her Gold Arts award; this will then give her the accredited qualification she needs to take…

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An Update On A Champion

31st March 2016 Exciting News! Our young champion Iona auditioned to be a part of Glyndebourne Youth Orchestra this year and got accepted. She will be performing A Midsummer’s night dream in August. Big congratulations Iona!

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An Update on our Champion Hannah

24th March 2016 Our Champion Hannah has just been selected to be part of the GB Under 23 women’s rafting team. They have qualified to compete at the European Championships in Slovenia in May and the World Championships…

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An Update on our Champion Samantha

24th March 2016 One of our Champions is going on Tour this April/May. Big congratulations to Samantha, an extremely talented and dedicated classical dancer from Hove who has performed on stage in the West End and who attends…

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Calling all Golfers!

24th March 2016 We have a brand new venue for this year’s Golf Day on May 18th at Singing Hills Golf Course. We are very excited to be working with them and have a fantastic afternoon of golf lined…

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March’s 200 Club Winners

The Starr Trust 200 Club is a monthly lottery for those aged 16 and over, who want the chance to win up to £300 each month. The winning number this month was 04, winning £69.00. The runner up was 09,…

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Marathon: Please Support Our Runner Luke

17th March 2016 Please support one of our Seico Mortgages staff, Luke Hollingdale, who is bravely running in this year’s Brighton Marathon on Sunday April 17th - GO LUKE! Visit Luke’s JustGiving page to donate.

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Spinathon Raises Over £1700

17th March 2016 HUGE thanks to all who came along to our Spinathon on Saturday where we raised a whopping £1705 for ourselves and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Our popular annual Spinathon took place at Virgin Active…

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King Alfred News

10th March 2016 My big announcement is that after nearly four years of extremely hard work, many meetings, a lot of stress and an awful lot of luck we have finally been named as the winning bidders for the King…

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