Sebastian's Action Trust holds Christmas Reception
9 Dec 2012
Jane Gates GY and Aurelia Young
Jane Gates GY and Aurelia Young
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David Wilkie GY and Alastair Graham
David Wilkie GY and Alastair Graham
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When Jane Gates sadly lost her son Sebastian, she promised to build a holiday project for children who had life-threatening illnesses. She raised the funds to build Bluebells, just outside North Waltham, which is run by the Sebastian's Action Trust. This unique holiday home offering respite breaks for some hundred families a year, held a Christmas reception, to which the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane and the local MP, Sir George Young were invited. Also at the reception was David Wilkie, a gold medalist in the 1976 200m breastroke olympics, whose own son had been at school with Sebastian and Alistair Graham, Head of Hall Grove School, which was the school Sebastian had attended. "I commend Jane's energy in raising funds for this project, but also raising the revenue costs which are needed to keep the project going. The buildings are of the highest quality, with very sympathetic staff and an ideal place for a family to have a break, with all costs met."

At the reception, local schools sang carols, and guests were shown round the recently completed development.

For further details, see link below
http://www.sebastiansactiontrust.org/holidays/the_holiday_house.php
 
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