30 Apr

Star Trust presents £10K to four East Midlands charities

Four charities from across the East Midlands got a much needed cash boost when they received a total of £10,000 from local charity the Star Trust. Star Trust, itself a charity, which raises money to donate to small to medium sized East Midlands based charities, donated the proceeds from its annual fundraising ball held at Stapleford Park Hotel. The selected charities received cheques at a special handover at luxury car showroom at Aston Martin, Nottingham. The annual ball raised £123,000 and was...

30 Jan

Star Trust kicks off the year with £42K of donations

Nine charities from across the East Midlands got a much needed cash boost when they received a total of £42,114 from the Star Trust. Star Trust, itself a charity, which raises money to donate to small to medium sized East Midlands based charities, donated the proceeds from its annual fundraising ball held at Stapleford Park Hotel. The nine selected charities received cheques at a special handover at luxury car showroom of Bentley Leicester. The annual ball raised £123,000 and was sponsored by...

20 Nov

Charity hits the jackpot with £122,000 fundraiser

Star Trust raised more than £120,000 at its glittering annual ball at the weekend – money which will help many regional organisations desperately seeking funds. Each year Star Trust hosts events to help fundraise for various charities in the East Midlands. This year, Star Trust celebrated reaching £500,000 in fundraising – which benefited 51 charities. Nearly 200 people attended the sell-out masked ball at the weekend, sponsored by Bentley and Lamborghini Leicester and held at Stapleford Park Country Hotel. There were a number...

12 Oct

School ‘gets in the swing’ with £5k donation from Star Trust

Nether Hall School can now expand its outdoor play area with a specialist swing for wheelchair use, thanks to £5,000 start from Star Trust. Nether Hall School in Leicester-first opened almost 50-years ago and provides a specialist environment for 99 students aged four to 19 with learning difficulties ranging from severe to profound and multiple, including autism and epilepsy. Currently the school contains specialist classrooms, sensory rooms, a music room, indoor soft play areas as well as an indoor hydrotherapy pool. The...

10 Sep

East Midlands charity can now fund annual trip thanks to £3K donation

Grantham Journal Children’s Fund charity can now attend their annual trip, thanks to Star Trust’s generous donation of £3,000. This year’s trip will be to West Midlands Safari Park with all eligible families and siblings able to join them. The charity gives financial support to families with disabled children, living within the Grantham region and surrounding areas. The support can be for medical equipment, travel for medical appointments and home adaptations. Charity chairman Roy Wright, who has been involved since it was established...

05 Sep

Mansfield youth and community centre can fund scheme thanks to £2K from Star Trust

Nottingham charity, the Rainworth and Blidworth detached youth project, can now fund their children’s’ play scheme. The Children’s’ play scheme was created for children aged 5-12 during the school holidays, to provide a safe place for young people to access informal education, have fun together and make friends. Claire Penny, chief executive officer of the charity said: “

20 Aug

Counselling charity can continue support with £2K donation from Star Trust

NOTTINGHAM-BASED charity We R Here, can continue to fund support to young adults and families thanks to £2,025 donation from Star Trust. We R Here charity plans to use the generous contribution to deliver 45 sessions of one to one counselling at £45 per hourly session. The charity supports children, young adults and families through counselling, group sessions and family activities. A We R Here service user, said: “We R Here were here for our son when he was at his lowest...

06 Aug

Star Trust donates £2,500 to local charity to support elderly

A NOTTINGHAM-based charity which supports elderly people across the county has received a boost following a £2,500 donation by Star Trust. The Wainman Trust will use the money to help run two weekly clubs – held in Arnold and Clifton – aimed at giving place for older people to meet, share a healthy meal and take part in fun activities and outings. Olwen Davis...

04 Jun

Star Trust pledges thirteen grand plan for charity’s ice cream van

A HOMELESS charity can now get an old ice cream van and money making plan on the road. The Bridge – Homelessness to Hope charity fundraises to help the homeless in Leicester. Through its ‘The Bridge to Hope’ social enterprise, the charity did up an old milk float, donated by Kirby and West, and converted it into a funky coffee wagon called Ernie. They now want to do the same with a former ice-cream van, to be called Eric, which was...