PCaSO donate £1,000
14 December 2023
Thank you to PCaSO - Prostate Cancer Support Organisation who donated £1,000 to the Trust to help us support more people in Hastings and Rother affected by prostate cancer.
We were delighted to welcome Chris Cutting and Debbie Hatfield, who have run the prostate cancer support group in Eastbourne for over 20 years, into our newly refurbished and extended therapy centre in Sidley last month.
Perspective (South East) Ltd supports the Trust
4 August 2023
The Sara Lee Trust was delighted to receive a £500 donation from Perspective (South East) Ltd who provide both personal and corporate financial planning services.
Mark Taylor, Director at Perspective (South East) Ltd, won £500 at a Golf tournament to donate to a charity of his choice. As a close supporter of The Sara Lee Trust, Mark was delighted to donate the funds to The Trust at our recent Golf Day, held at the Cooden Beach Golf Club.
Mark said, “I’m so pleased to be able to support this great local charity, and I am looking forward to working with The Trust to find further ways in which Perspective (South East) Ltd can help.”
Perspective Financial Group Ltd is one of the UK's leading national financial planning and wealth management groups with over 30 offices and 400 staff. Its offices, including those locally in St Leonards-On-Sea Office, Eastbourne and Canterbury, provide expert, specialised financial planning and wealth management advice that enables clients to make full and effective use of their financial resources, so they can plan for and achieve the future they desire.
Perspective’s vision is to build a sustainable and socially responsible business that is trusted by our staff and clients, never detracting from our core value that our clients come first in everything we do. Please visit their website to find out more.
Heringtons Solicitors supports the Trust
24 July 2023
TThe Sara Lee Trust is delighted to welcome its newest Trustee, Tracey May of Heringtons Solicitors. Tracey heads the firm’s Vulnerable Client Services throughout their five East Sussex offices.
Tracey said, “In the early days of my legal career I helped with the legal paperwork to incorporate The Sara Lee Trust and since then have been a supporter of the tremendous work that happens every day within The Sara Lee Trust supporting our community in the Hastings and Rother areas."
“I am delighted to be appointed as Trustee and look forward very much to working alongside my fellow trustees and the management team. I am also very pleased we are now able to shortly launch our free bi monthly law clinics to the Trust’s service users. This is, I feel, just the beginning of a great new partnership between Heringtons Solicitors and The Sara Lee Trust.”
In addition, The Trust are extremely pleased to be welcoming Heringtons on board as a Trust Business Partner. Heringtons provides a wide range of legal services to people and businesses across Hastings and the wider East Sussex area.
Dan Redsull, CEO of The Sara Lee Trust said, “I am thrilled to be welcoming Tracey into The Trust’s team. We are looking forward to working with her to help improve access to free legal advice clinics for the people we support, who may be struggling with any number of issues after being diagnosed with cancer or another life threatening illness. The Heringtons team is incredibly friendly and approachable, and I believe this partnership will be a very good fit for The Trust.”
Golf Day raises over £9k
14 July 2023
Local businesses came together last week in Bexhill and raised a tee-rific £9,663 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 17 teams enjoying a full day of golf, high scores and sunshine, with an auction and prize giving in the evening. The winning team was Alleyne Davis Carpentry & Construction with Barry Chaloner’s Dale Hill Team taking second place, and NRG Mortgages, third.
Event organisers and Trustees, Peter Matthews, Sue Morton and Michael Lear, said, “Thank you to all the businesses and groups that took part: Alleyne Davis Carpentry & Construction, Ansvar Insurance, Barry Chaloner & friends, Cooden Beach Golf Club, Domaines Du Chateau Ltd, Dominic Hill Accountants, GBS Insurance Services, Heringtons Solicitors, NRG Mortgages & Commercial Finance, Perspective South East Ltd, St Leonards Motors Group, Stephen Rimmer Solicitors, Sussex Masonic Golf Association, White Swan Garages and Wish Tower Property Management.”
“Thank you also to the sponsors, Acuity Accountants, Astbury Windows, Parker Building Supplies, Sedlescombe Golf Club, Sue & Mike Morton and Wyatt Hughes Estate Agents. 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 businesses who have taken part in aid of people in Hastings and Rother. Their generosity will make a huge difference, especially during the current cost of living crisis, and means a lot to those we support.
If you would like to take part in next year’s Charity Golf Day on Thursday 20th June, please contact Peter Matthews on 07872 126644 / email@example.com or Sue Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pure Clothing raise over £2k
23 June 2023
A BIG thank you to Jacqui and Frank Mannering at Pure Clothing Hastings in Queens Road who raised £2,050 by running the London Marathon in aid of The Trust.
As a first time marathon runner, Frank was particularly pleased to have been able to take part, and support our work at the same time. Jacqui said, “I really wanted to run for The Sara Lee Trust because I think they do such great work in helping local people with cancer.”
The Trust relies almost entirely on voluntary donations, so we are incredibly grateful to Jacqui and Frank, and all our marathon runners for supporting our vital work in helping hundreds of people every year to live life to the full, in spite of the cancer within.
Thank you to Tony Ham and Sy Martin for the beautiful photos.
Beatles Day raises over £17,700
5 April 2023
Thank you to each and every one of you who made Hastings Beatles Day a huge success. That includes the 300 musicians, singers and dancers that gave up their time for free to perform, the MCs, technicians, White Rock Theatre staff and stage managers who worked into the night, our incredible volunteers, and everyone who bought a ticket and joined in with the Beatlemania.
The raffle winners have now been contacted and Beatles Day will be back next year on Sunday 7 April 2024, so save the date!
1066 Chapter Donates Christmas Gifts
20 December 2022
Enormous thanks to 1066 Harley Davidson Chapter, who visited our Therapy Centre last week to deliver Christmas gifts of pampering and aromatherapy care packs to our service users.
The special cancer-friendly pamper packs were kindly made up by Lindsay at Rock Rose Beauty, who joined us to admire the bikes and help to hand over the gift packs to our service users. The aromatherapy room sprays were mixed by our own therapist Amanda, and purchased by the Harley Ladies Group.
Gifts will be handed out to service users attending appointments over the Christmas period.
The 1066 Harley Davidson Chapter will also be making a donation in the New Year towards the building of the new Therapy Centre Hallspace. We look forward to welcoming them back.
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."
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