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Sebastian's Action Trust

From one little boy’s special wish great things have come. Sebastian’s Action Trust has created the UK's first purpose-built facility that offers respite holidays to seriously-ill children and their families, enabling precious time to be spent together.

Our house, called The Bluebells, has been built in North Waltham, south of Basingstoke which opened in July 2011. The Bluebells was the vision of nine-year old Sebastian Gates whose last wish was to have somewhere that is open all year round where families could enjoy precious time together. In 2014 we were awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services.

We also offer practical and emotional support in many different forms to families of children battling with life-limiting illnesses. The house includes two four-bedroom self-catering apartments with specialist medical equipment, an indoor hydrotherapy pool, an indoor games area, a home cinema, a multi-sensory room, a music therapy room, an art therapy room, a therapies room, an outdoor adventure play area, a nine-hole mini golf course and a secret meadow.

At Sebastian's Action Trust we care about making life a little easier for families seriously-ill or life limited children. We provide families from across the UK to holiday in our home; however on a local level we provide outreach and advocacy to local families in reach of Basingstoke and have now spread our services through to Berkshire with our new hub based in Slough. The hub in Slough will offer local families with life-limited or seriously-ill children the opportunity to access support friendship and  information which can help them cope better with their child’s devastating condition. With your help we can continue to give support where and when it is needed.

 

Email: info@sebastiansactiontrust.org
Website: www.sebastiansactiontrust.org
Phone: 01344 622500 or 01256 391854
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sebastiansactiontrust
Donations: www.justgiving.com/sat/donate

 

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