SLM reach incredible milestone with their support
22 July 2022
The Sara Lee Trust is enormously grateful for the ongoing support of St Leonards Motors Group (SLM), which has now reached an incredible milestone of £32,000 raised since our partnership began in 2015. SLM continues to donate £1 for every car sold in Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill to help support local people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
SLM has also been instrumental in helping to leverage further funding over the years from organisations such as Enterprise Car Hire and The Toyota Fund.
All funds raised go towards providing specialist counselling, complementary therapy care and group therapeutic activities, for free, to local people living with the effects of a life threatening illness. This year, funds raised by SLM will also support The Trust to build its new Therapy Centre Hall Space in Sidley, Bexhill which will allow us to provide care for even more people each year. Every penny makes a huge difference, and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone at St Leonards Motors Group once again.
Local MP visits our Centre
11 July 2022
Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle Constituency, visited the site of The Sara Lee Trust’s Therapy Centre in Sidley to view the site of our new Hallspace, which is due to open in March 2023.
Mr Merriman laid the first brick for the new bespoke hall, a space that will allow us to expand group support and activities so we can help more local people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Plans are to offer gentle yoga, mindfulness and other group activities in the new building, more than doubling our capacity to support local people in the Bexhill area.
The MP, said, “It’s really important that local residents are able to easily access support and therapies which help them with some of the most difficult and challenging health issues they may face. I’m really pleased that The Sara Lee Trust has embarked on this a project to expand their facilities and services in the centre of Sidley where they are accessible to all. It was great to see the project right at the start of the construction process and I’m looking forward to returning in early 2023 to see the finished building.”
Golf Day Raises £6,500
17 June 2022
Local businesses came together last week in Bexhill and raised a tee-rific £6,500 to help local people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Hosted at Cooden Beach Golf Club, the event proved a huge success with 13 teams enjoying a full day of golf, high scores and sunshine, with a barbeque in the afternoon and prize giving in the evening.
The winning team was Stephen Rimmer Solicitors with the Barry Chaloner Team taking second place, and Informed Financial Advisors, third.
Peter Matthews, event organiser and Trustee, said, “Thank you to all the businesses that took part: Alleyne & Davis Carpentry & Construction, Ansvar, Barry Chaloner, Cooden Beach Golf Club, Crowhurst Park, D & H Fencing, Domaines Du Chateau Limited, Informed Financial Advisors, Newman Business Solutions, NRG Mortgages & Commercial Finance, St Leonards Motors and Stephen Rimmer Solicitors.”
“Thank you also to the sponsors, Acuity Accountants, Rush Witt & Wilson, Wyatt Hughes, and St Leonards Motors who sponsored the 16th hole that showcased the all-new Vauxhall Astra and AYGO X Drive Tall. Lastly, I would like to thank Cooden Beach Golf Club for hosting us, and Michael Lear and Sue Morton for all their hard work in making the event such a great success.”
The Trust is extremely grateful for the support of so many local business who have taken part in aid of people in Hastings and Rother. Their generosity will make a huge difference to the people we support. We very much look forward to welcoming them back for our next golf day in 2023.
New Bespoke Hall
18 March 2022
The Sara Lee Trust is pleased to announce that it has received funding from The National Lottery Communities Fund towards the building of a new Hall Space at The Sara Lee Therapy Centre in Sidley, Bexhill.
Cooden Beach Golf Club raise £2,580.58 for The Trust
21 January 2022
We would like to say a big thank you to Cooden Beach Golf Club for managing to raise such a fantastic amount throughout the pandemic.
A spokesperson for the Club, said, "The 2020 Captains of Cooden Beach Golf Club, Ronni Schrevel and Sue Morton were very grateful for the support of the members during what was an unprecedented year and were pleased to be able to forward a donation to The Sara Lee Trust - a very important local charity close to the hearts of many."