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Charity Comedy Night for the Trust

Charity Comedy Night for the Trust

Jo Brand, Robin Ince and Andy Robinson come together on Sunday 29th September at the White Rock Theatre to raise money for local charity The Sara Lee Trust.

The trio decided to support this growing local charity to help people across Hastings and Rother who are affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The Sara Lee Trust provides vital specialist counselling, complementary therapy care and group activities to people who are often at their lowest ebb following a diagnosis of life threatening illness.

Jo Brand is a Sara Lee Trust Patron, with the comedy night being a ‘homecoming’ for her, having studied and lived in Hastings. On the forthcoming event she said: “I have supported the Sara Lee Trust for many years now, and the work they do to support people at a time of great need is so important. Andy and I are really proud to be able to help raise money for them and make a difference for so many people in the local area”.

Robin Ince added “One of the things that The Sara Lee Trust does so well is to support people who may be at the end of their life, by treating them with dignity, providing comfort to them and their loved ones, and enhancing their wellbeing.”

This year, The Sara Lee Trust has seen an increase in the number of people supported to almost 900 per year, up from just over 700 in the previous year. The need for specialist therapy support for people affected by life threatening illness in Hastings and Rother continues to rise year on year.

Some of the costs faced by the charity in the coming year include funding an expansion to The Sara Lee Therapy Centre based in Sidley, Bexhill; launching new support groups and providing further increases in the provision of specialist therapy care in the home.

Funds raised from this event will support all of these costs and help to meet the growing local need for the Sara Lee Trust’s high quality specialist counselling and complementary therapy care across Hastings and Rother.

The Sara Lee Trust would like to say a huge thank you to Jo, Robin, Andy and the local support acts for giving their time, and to the White Rock Theatre for providing the venue.

Tickets are £26.50 (including booking fee) and go on sale on Friday 23 August at 10am. Visit the White Rock Theatre's website for more information. 

The Sara Lee Trust is a much needed service for patients who have a medical condition which is severely impacting on their lives. The service is invaluable for providing patients with supportive care either through complementary therapies or counselling, when they are struggling to cope with their situation. Not only is it a great support for the patients but this also extends to family members who are often just as stressed if not more so than the patient.

Karen Angel - ESHT Macmillan Specialist Dietitian

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