Our Patrons

Robin Cousins

Robin Cousins MBE

“I am proud to be a Patron for the Starr Trust. Their sense of family commitment and work to inspire and help local youth further themselves and fulfil their dreams no matter their background is something I am proud to endorse.”

Claire Martin


Claire Martin OBE

“I was asked by Robert to become a Patron about 4 years ago. His father Edward was a great fan of jazz and came to see me sing often. I remember him very well in the audience and spoke to him quite a bit over the years. I loved everything about the charity and was keen to get involved however I could. Robert’s energy and generosity is evident in all he does and I’m very honoured to be a part of a wonderful group doing incredibly inspiring work.”


Michael Jayston

“I am proud to be a Patron for the Starr Trust, who give young local people hope for the future and who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pursue their dreams. The wide spectrum of the ways in which the Trust helps is marvellous.”