Hollywood star Dominic West backs campaign to save Derbyshire charity Helen's Trust

Dominic West. Picture submitted.Dominic West. Picture submitted.
Dominic West. Picture submitted.
Hollywood actor Dominic West is throwing his weight behind a campaign to save a Derbyshire charity.

Bakewell-based Helen’s Trust says it is likely to face closure by June unless it gets more financial support from the public.

The in-demand charity – which has helped more than 1,000 people with a number of different terminal illnesses to remain at home in the last six months of their lives – has now sounded an urgent fundraising plea.




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As a patron of Helen’s Trust, Mr West – most famous for his role as Jimmy McNulty in The Wire and currently starring as Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses – is keen to help the charity.

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Helen’s Trust will be auctioning two tickets for the final performance of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse in London followed by a spectacular black tie after-show party at the Freemasons’ Hall on February 13.

Mr West, whose mother was supported by Helen’s Trust before she sadly died at home in 2009, said: “I hope the auction will raise a huge amount for Helen’s Trust, a brilliant small charity which is close to my heart. The work they do is invaluable in the community. The right to a good death at home is a basic human right and I am pleased to be able to help in this way.”

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The auction begins on Thursday and will run for ten days. For more information about the auction, visit HERE

Founded in 2001 in memory of Derbyshire woman Helen Lyon who died of cancer, Helen’s Trust needs to raise £230,000 every year.