The Starr Trust has announced Olympians Eddie the Eagle and Robin Cousins as guest hosts for their Winter Extravaganza Ball this October.
The Hove-based charity hosted an exclusive lunch at Brighton Palace Pier’s Palm Court Restaurant to launch their Winter Extravaganza Ball. VIP guests include Olympian Robin Cousins MBE, TV vet Dr Marc Abraham MBE, and actor Jason Burrell.
The Starr Trust have officially opened bookings for the ball which will take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on 29th October.
Ann Ackord, CEO of Brighton Palace Pier, said: “The team at Brighton Palace Pier were delighted to welcome the Starr Trust and their amazing ambassadors to our Palm Court Restaurant. We hope this is the start of a long-term relationship with such a wonderful charity.”
Making a difference
Guests also heard from Alex, a young Starr previously supported by the Trust, who spoke alongside her mother to share her story.
“The Starr Trust has changed my life in multiple ways. I was not a functioning human being. I was deeply deeply depressed in mainstream education and with their support and funding an alternative college placement, I learnt how to laugh, talk and be happy! They funded some special equipment for my laptop to help with my dyslexia and my grades went from predicted D grades to achieving all A*. Without this support, none of this would have been possible.”
Alex is now at university studying to become a teacher to support young people with Special Educational Needs.
How to book tickets
To secure your place at this years Extravaganza, email: email@example.com
Find more information here.
Fun at the launch
Photography by Graham Franks