The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson, visited Bluebells, a home run by Sebastian's Action Trust, which provides holidays for children with life threatening illnesses, and their families. "This was a marvellous event, at the end of which the Countess was presented with a birthday cake, to celebrate her recent 50th birthday".
The home, built in the memory of Jane Gates' son, Sebastian, opened some five years' ago, and raises nearly £1 million a year to help with the running costs.
The Trust has recently opened a 'hub centre' in Slough, where families who have been to Bluebells, or are about to go, can get support at a drop in centre.
"I am really proud to have this home in my constituency, and the staff, children and parents were uplifted by the Countess's visit".