Sebastian's Action Trust
Sebastian's Action Trust, new to the AWS charity slate for 2016, provides emotional and practical support to families of seriously ill and life limited children, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. The charity began after the death of Sebastian Gates, a very brave nine year old boy who tragically died of cancer in December 2003. It was his wish to create a holiday home where seriously ill children such as him could take a break together with their families. In 2011, they were able to fulfill his wish by opening The Bluebells, the UK's only respite holiday home designed exclusively for families with seriously ill children. Here, families are able to take a break from the grueling hospital routines, to spend time as a family; making precious memories to help them through what may be difficult times ahead.
The charity has since opened two drop-in centres, in Slough and Bagshot. For more information, visit their Website