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Star Trust hands out £60K to needy East Mids charities

Members of the Star Trust charity met with six East Midlands charities and handed over cheques to help each of them support the people and causes they work so tirelessly for.

Star Trust, which is an East Midlands charity set up six years ago, is dedicated to raising money for small to medium sized charities in the region and with no overheads, every penny it raises goes to worthy causes. To date they have donated close to £650,000 to 73 different charities.

After raising £95,000 at their 2019 annual fundraising ball held at Stapleford Park and sponsored by Porsche Leicester the Star Trust handed over six cheques totalling nearly £60,000. £22,680 was presented to child brain tumour charity The Sam White Legacy; £5,949 to Cerebral Palsy Sport; £5,000 to family counselling service We R Here; £10,000 to children oncology day care charity PASIC; £10,766 to Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People and £5,000 to housing charity Framework.

Steve Hampson, who heads the Star Trust, said:

“As an East Midlands charity with East Midlands committee members and patrons, we endeavour to support grass roots charity organisations which wouldn’t normally receive the grants they need to support their endeavours and often do not get the recognition and awareness they so desperately need.

“This is where Star Trust comes in. We are here to fund raise and take these funds and pump cash into needy organisations which are doing fantastic work across the East Midlands.”

At a special cheque presentation held at Porsche Leicester, which is a supporter of Star Trust, the six charities received their monies. Star Trust annual sponsors Anthony Clark of Alternative Advisor and Sarah and Mark Menhennet of Answer-4-U were also at the event to hand over the monies.

Richard Kerr of CP Sport said:

“We are spending the money we have received from Star Trust on specialist game frames for young people with cerebral palsy to play football. We are so pleased that we can buy these frames in order to help our youngsters play.”

Louise Towse said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive £10,000 from Star Trust. We will now be able to fund a family support worker at the Queen’s Medical Centre where we work with families of young people with cancer. This donation means so much to us.”

Anthony Clark said:

“It was a great honour to be here today to meet the amazing people who run these organisations and give up their time to support the people who need their services. Star Trust is a fantastic organisation which I am delighted to work with.”

Throughout the year Star Trust hosts a variety of events to help fundraise for a wide range of charities in the East Midlands and in 2020 will hold three events Old Bags & Glad Rags, Supercar driving Day and their Annual Ball

Steve added:

“Our events are always greatly supported by the East Midlands business community and sponsored by local companies and we can’t thank them enough for all of their support and generosity. Thank you also to our members and patrons for all of your hard work and efforts and I look forward to the year ahead.”

Star Trust currently has four patrons and 12 committee members from the following organisations – A.R. Signs, Bentley Brushware, Cartwright Communications, Coutts Private Bank, Creativeminds, Hampson’s Group, Octopus Energy, Pukka Pies Ltd, Pygott and Crone, P & D Specialist Services, Roythornes Solicitors,  The Partnership Lifestyle Club and has recently welcomed its newest members Andy Jackson from investment banking company UBS and Michael Wisher from Michael Wisher & Associates .

For more information about Star Trust and how to attend its events, please visit: https://www.star-trust.org.uk/


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