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Local charity The Starr Trust present a Winter Musical Extravaganza on November 19th at Hilton Brighton Metropole, raising funds for this charity, which supports young people aged 10 to 18


ocal charity the Starr Trust is starting the Christmas celebrations early this year with their ‘Winter Musical Extravaganza,’ featuring live entertainment from the Starr Trust cast, a three-course sit-down dinner and a disco. The evening is sponsored by the Hilton Brighton Metropole and will be held in the beautiful Viscount Suite. The night begins at 6.45pm with welcome drinks, followed by a fabulous show, a delicious Christmas-themed dinner and a disco, so you can dance the night away at this magical evening of music and fun. Tickets cost just £40. Tracey from the Starr Trust says, “This is the best way to kick off Christmas! The Viscount Suite at the Hilton has a fabulous atmosphere and a unique central performance stage. With entertainment from our exceptional Starr Trust cast you will be in for a real treat. After our guests have enjoyed their three-course festive dinner, they can dance until late to the biggest party anthems.”

Tickets are already selling fast, so whether you fancy a night out with friends or your work colleagues, get in early and book your tickets by emailing: or call 01273 715882.

"This is the best way to kick off Christmas! The Viscount Suite at the Hilton has a fabulous atmosphere and a unique central performance stage" Proceeds from the evening will go to the Starr Trust, which supports young people living in the BN postcode area aged 10-18 wishing to fulfil their potential in sports, arts and education, by providing a helping hand to

achieve their goals at a time when they really need it. The Starr Trust is an independent, familyrun charity. Their income comes entirely from community fundraising and events, and donations from generous companies and individuals. They provide: financial grants up to £5000 for young people in need living in the BN post code area; training and development of skills; and networking and mentoring They do this through local fundraising, events, creating local networks of mentors and other interested professionals, providing opportunities for training and skills sharing and connecting communities locally and around the world. The aim is to encourage independent thinking, entrepreneurship and a social conscience in young people through all these activities. Patrons include Robin Cousins MBE and Claire Martin OBE.



ocal children’s charity Rockinghorse is looking for supporters to get in the festive spirit and wear red and green on Friday 9th December for their Dress as an Elf day, raising money for sick children in Sussex this Christmas. The charity is looking for businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to take part in the festive fundraiser, with participants being asked to donate £1 to dress in red and green, or a full elf outfit! Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton, and a vital supporter of the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Haywards Heath.

The charity raises money for items necessary for every child’s treatment; from furnishings and toys for the wards through to cutting-edge diagnostic machines and life-saving medical equipment. They strive to give children access to the very best medical care and attention in surroundings that are better suited to their needs. Those wishing to get involved in the festive fundraiser can contact Rockinghorse on 01273 330044, or email for an elf pack full of advice and ideas to help make the most of your elftastic fundraising. To find out more about the charity visit PORTFOLIO  109

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