On Monday 9th March 2015, pop star Ella Henderson visited our Family Outreach Hub in Slough to see the work of our Comic Relief funded Financial Inclusion project.
The project helps families who are suffering financial hardship due to the pressures of caring for a seriously-ill or life-limited child.
The project, which is managed by Financial Inclusion Workers Jacquie Burnett and Fehmida Azma, offers information, advice and support to families who are struggling to cope financially and provides a vital life-line to many of the families we support.
We loved welcoming Ella to Sebastian's Action Trust. Ella said she was inspired by the work that we do and spent a long time chatting with families and taking part in the many activities we run at the Hub.
Ella said, "I met a family at the Trust who were too overwhelmed to cope with their money worries. Ten-year-old Reece needs a bone marrow transplant to cure a blood disorder called severe aplastic anaemia. His older sister Danielle is the same age as me. She quit sixth form and started work in a coffee shop when her brother got ill to help with the family's cash flow. But their mum Cathy got behind on rent and council tax, which added a massive amount of stress to an already very difficult situation. When the Trust helped Cathy to get her finances sorted, the relief was immense".
To read more about Ella's time at the Trust, please click here.