Sebastian's Action Trust

Special Family Days

To create precious special days for children with a serious or life-limiting illness and the families who love and care for them. These days enable the whole family to enjoy time together escaping, even if for just a short time, from the daily reality of the child’s illness.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1151146)

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Amount raised

£10

Donations

2

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

Living with a seriously-ill child can put enormous stress upon members of the family, including the extended family, who often feel isolated, frightened and depressed. Families can lose contact with members of their community as they are often the only family in their community to have a child with a serious or life-limiting illness and so it is hard to communicate with those who have little understanding of their needs.

Solution

By providing family activities which can be enjoyed by families with seriously ill and or life-limited children the creation of a peer group is anticipated, helping to reduce the sense of isolation. The aim is to enable families to enjoy spending time together and to escape the daily realities of their child’s illnesses, if only for a short time. The families will have the opportunity to create memories to last a life-time even if sadly in some cases that life is to be cut cruelly short.