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Jo Brand and friends support Sara Lee Trust

On Sunday 29 September, there’s a fundraiser for Sara Lee Trust at The White Rock Theatre. Jo Brand is headlining, plus Robin Ince and Andy Robinson are on the bill. Erica Smith writes.

Sara Lee Trust is one of Hastings’ secret treasures. Based in St Michael’s Hospice, they provide support, counselling and complementary therapies for people (and their families) who have illnesses like cancer, motor neurone disease and HIV.
People assume that they are funded by the Hospice, but they’re not. They do amazing work with their clients – and depend entirely on voluntary donations.
Going out and having a laugh whilst supporting the Sara Lee Trust is a brilliant thing to do.
Sara Lee was the same age as me. She grew up in Hastings – maybe she even went to school with Jo Brand who was living here at the same time – and she went on to study at Hastings College and then studied fashion and worked in the fashion industry in London. She was diagnosed with a virulent sarcoma in her wrist at the age of 30. She never stopped fighting and learned about and used diet and complementary therapies to support conventional medical treatment. After Sara’s fight against cancer ended, her friends and family set up the Sara Lee Trust. Over the years it has helped thousands of local people deal with challenges to their health.
It’s a charity that is well worth supporting: http://www.saraleetrust.org/
Tickets are £26.50 (including booking fee) and are available from the White Rock Theatre. Click on this link for tickets.
From Sara Lee Trust: “Comedians Jo Brand, Robin Ince and Andy Robinson have very kindly given their time to put on this amazing comedy night for the Trust, which could raise thousands of pounds to support local people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We would love to see you there! 
“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, Robin 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.”

Posted 13:32 Monday, Sep 16, 2019 In: Health Matters

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