From one little boy’s special wish, great things have come.
Sebastian’s Action Trust (SAT) is a charity founded in 2004 from the last wish of their founder who wanted to reach beyond the limitations of his own lifetime and illness to help others. His desire to create a special place where families facing enormous challenges could come together for memory making, rest and relaxation is the cornerstone upon which SAT’s family focused yet child centred model has evolved.
SAT provides emotional, social and practical care for life-limited and life-threatened children and their families. They passionately believe seriously-ill children should be able to have quality time together with their families, never having to face life alone. SAT’s vision is to ensure lives, however short, are lived to the full.
SAT offers family respite care at their flagship facility, The Bluebells, together with outreach and specialist support at their second centre, The Woodlands in Crowthorne.
SAT has been active for the past 16 years ensuring that every one of the children, young people and families they support gets the best possible care. SAT remains present for families through the good days, the bad days and everything in between, remaining a constant in a world that presents endless challenges and uncertainties.
Sebastian's Action Trust’s support includes:
Respite breaks and day visits - SAT provides both planned and crisis family respite breaks throughout the year at their flagship facility, The Bluebells. They additionally offer day visits to access the amenities at their second centre, The Woodlands in Crowthorne.
Outreach support -
SAT’s outreach provision ensures continuity of care for families at home, in hospital and in the community. This service is available to beneficiaries across the five counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey.
Outreach child support -
SAT’s child and youth support workers provide support to the seriously-ill child and their siblings in a variety of ways, from one to one, groups to activity days.
Outreach finance and welfare support -
SAT provides finance and welfare support to help families navigate through the complexities of accessing benefits and allowances, in addition to securing equipment and services that will improve their lives.
Outreach bereavement care - SAT continues to walk alongside increasing numbers of bereaved families, offering bespoke one-to-one and peer support.
Outreach therapeutic support - SAT offers a range of art, music and horticultural activities that provide one to one and group engagement, alongside traditional elements of wellbeing and complimentary therapies that are incorporated within our holistic model of care.
Events, activities and workshops -
SAT have an enhanced range of activities and events for their ‘family of families’ to encourage social integration and to foster peer support.
For additional information please visit the Sebastian’s Action Trust website,
https://sebastiansactiontrust.org/ or view their Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 - 2020
here. Sebastian’s Action Trust’s East Berks poster is available here.
We look forward to your support at the various charity events which will be run through the year.