Chief Executive Officer for Sebastian's Action Trust, Jane Gates has received an OBE for services to seriously-ill children and their families in the Queen's New Year's honours list for 2015.
Chair of Trustees Peter Boon said, "It is a fitting acknowledgement of the tireless work Jane has undertaken during the ten years since Sebastian’s Action Trust was formed. I’m sure all of you will want to join me in saying a massive ‘Well Done’ to Jane for what has been a fantastic personal achievement".
Jane Gates added, "To say I am thrilled is an understatement; it is an honour that is accepted in the name of my beloved Sebastian who set us on this course and as a reflection of what 'we' who are the team that is Sebastian's Action Trust have achieved".
Overall, 1,164 people have been recommended to The Queen for an award in the New Year list.