Trust launches fundraising campaign for therapy centre


The Sara Lee Trust has launched a crowdfunding campaign to refurbish a purpose-designed Therapy Centre for people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

The charity has purchased the building, in the middle of Sidley High Street, will a view to developing it ready to open in the summer of 2017.

The purpose-designed centre will be disability compliant and will provide a private room for counselling services, calm and welcoming rooms for complementary therapy treatments and tranquil therapeutic gardens for relaxation.

There will be adequate parking on the site.

The centre will provide easy access to support, care and information for the local community and people living in the surrounding areas.

A statement released by the Sara Lee Trust said: “There is significant need for our specialist care to be available in Sidley, where the needs of the most vulnerable often go unmet and investment in health is historically insufficient.  

“We have purchased the building using restricted reserves and are now looking to raise £15,000 from this crowdfunding campaign to help with the costs of refurbishing and extending the existing building.”

The Sara Lee Trust aims to improve the lives and well-being of people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in the Hastings and Rother area through the provision, free of charge, of psychological and counselling support, creative and complementary therapies, and therapeutic group activities.

The Sara Lee Trust operates six charity shops in Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill which stock a wide range of donated goods, the sale of which helps to fund the charity’s services.

For more information on the Sara Lee Trust, or to donate to the Therapy Centre, visit and have your name added to the permanent supporters wall.

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