Sussex charity raises nearly £19,000 at Winter Musical Extravaganza

PUBLISHED: 15:28 03 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:10 07 December 2015

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The Starr Trust charity kicked off the festive season on November 28 with its ‘Winter Musical Extravaganza’; a show, 3-course dinner and late night disco.

These fundraising evenings were held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole and the weekend saw 425 guests attend, helping to raise an astonishing £18,878 for young people in Sussex. Saturday night welcomed Starr Trust supporters all dressed to impress and Sunday night hosted the Sussex Rock Choir Ball, who sang a jubilant ‘Hold My Hand’ by Jess Glynne to the cast.

The Viscount Suite, donated by the hotel, was the perfect backdrop to these glittering evenings. Music was provided by the talented Starr Trust Singers, directed by Sharon Starr and featuring the multitalented gold medallist, singer and patron, Robin Cousins. Guests were entertained with a fabulous show, with songs from the Blues Brothers, Abba and Queen.

Starr Trust Events Manager Tracey said: “What an incredible weekend! The Hilton venue glittered and sparkled with candelabras and Christmas reindeer. Everyone had a fantastic time and the Hilton generously added an extra £5000 towards helping one of our Champions. We couldn’t be happier.”

The community supported the event with prizes donated by Hilton Brighton, Ashford Park Hotel, Brighton Dome, Cote, Drakes Hotel, James Ross Jewellers, Clarins of Debenhams and many more which raised over £4000.

All profits went towards championing young people in the BN post code to fulfil their potential in art, education and sport.

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