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Dame Vera Lynn and author Peter James Support Sussex Crimestoppers Race Night

Tue, Mar 27, 2012

Sunday Times No 1 best-selling novelist Peter James will be signing copies of his books during the evening

Dame Vera Lynn and best selling crime novelist Peter James will be among the guests at a fund raising race night in aid of Sussex Crimestoppers at Brighton Racecourse.

The "Forces Sweetheart" and author are both patrons of the charity which encourages people to anonymously pass on information of criminals or criminal activity on 0800 555 111 or online at

The race meeting takes place on Thursday 26th April and there is free admission into the racecourse's Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure (maximum of four tickets per household). The first race is off at 4.55pm.

Various local companies are backing the event by sponsoring races and booking places at a fund raising dinner. They include Brighton and Hove Jobs, the Hilton Metropole, JD Davies Building and The Thistle Hotel.

Sunday Times no 1 best selling novelist, Peter James, will be signing copies from his hugely popular series with Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace as well as copies of his latest critically acclaimed stand alone thriller 'Perfect People'. His new crime novel 'Not Dead Yet' is due to be published in June.

Sussex Crimestoppers is the local branch of the national Crimestoppers charity, an independent, self-financing body. Since the national charity's inception in 1988, thanks to Crimestoppers information:
• Over 114,000 people have been arrested and charged with offences including murder, rape, drug dealing, burglary, robbery and theft
• Over 1.3 million useful pieces of information have been received
• Over £122 million of stolen property has been recovered
• Illegal drugs with a street value of over £229 million has been seized

To help achieve these results, Sussex Crimestoppers run and/or take part in a variety of campaigns at the national, county and local level. This includes the race meeting at Brighton on Thursday 26th April.
Stuart Dorn, the Head of Sales and Operations at Brighton Racecourse, said: "We are delighted to be working with Sussex Crimestoppers. The racecourse is very much part of the community and we wanted to do something to raise the profile of such a worthwhile body.

"We are expecting one of the biggest attendances of the season because of the free admission offer so Sussex Crimestoppers will be able to publicise their activities to a wide audience."

For further information contact, Stuart Dorn on 01273 603580 or e-mail

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