Sebastian's Action Trust

Life in lockdown #SATstillworking

Now, more than ever, Sebastian’s Action Trust’s support services are helping to ease the stresses faced by our beneficiaries as they continue to endure life in long-term lockdown. We need your support to help us continue to find innovative ways to provide vital support.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1151146)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£24,000

Amount raised

£24,110

Donations

6

Championed by Lake House Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our beneficiaries tell us we make the loneliest journey on earth more bearable. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased feelings of isolation as many of our beneficiaries continue to shield their immunocompromised children until a vaccination is available resulting in further marginalisation. We will provide the social, emotional and practical support that they desperately need – helping to connect them with others and promoting a sense of inclusion in our ‘family of families’.

Solution

In response to the pandemic, we have adapted our services to help ease the stresses faced by our beneficiaries as they endure life in long-term lockdown. Through embracing new ways of working remotely, we have connected with and supported parents and children. We provide one –to-one support as well as group activities, which facilitate contact with others living in similar circumstances. This will help to alleviate feelings of isolation, improve mental health and assist with family cohesion.

  • Sebastian’s Action Trust has been an amazing support to my family, not just the parents’ evenings or the lovely Christmas party, but the support for anything you need. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you can do and helping me when I can’t seem to help myself.

    — Ben, Dad

  • We are isolated and it’s lonely looking after a child with a terminal illness. No-one can understand unless they are have walked that path.

    — supported parent