Sebastian’s Action Trust is delighted to announce the launch of Sebastian’s Guardians, a giving club to attract and recognise some of our most generous supporters.
Sebastian’s Guardians has been established with the aim of securing an annual income of £100,000 to safeguard the support we provide to seriously-ill children and their families. By becoming a Guardian, supporters will be investing in the long-term sustainability of the Trust’s services, allowing us to face the future with confidence and a certainty in our ability to meet the ever-growing need of the families with which we work.
We hope also to use Sebastian’s Guardians as a tool to capture the experience and expertise of our supporters. We lead the way in engaging with the community in which we work and our Guardians will be given the opportunity to enjoy meaningful engagement with the Trust, helping to influence key strategic decisions about our future at networking and social events. An annual reception will offer the opportunity to meet our CEO, Jane Gates OBE and receive a personal update on key developments at the Trust. The official launch takes place at the House of Commons in March 2016.
To become a Guardian, supporters will be required to guarantee an annual contribution to the Trust of at least £600 for between 3 and 5 years. Donors will receive detailed feedback on the support and services their contributions have secured. Key examples of how Sebastian’s Guardians might support the Trust include:
- £600 will fund two peer support workshops, bringing together parents and carers who may be struggling to cope with the daily demands of caring for a life-limited or seriously-ill child.
- £1200 will fund the cost of hosting our annual service of reflection and remembrance, bringing together families who have sadly lost a child and providing them with the opportunity to reflect and remember, in the company of those who truly understand their pain.
- £2400 will fund the provision for one month of specialist support and planned activities delivered to siblings of life-limited children and to those who have lost a beloved brother or sister. This support helps to enhance mental wellbeing and to reduce the isolation experienced by this vulnerable group.
To become a Guardian or to learn more about the club and how you might contribute to it, please contact us on 01344 622500 or email the team.
This is an exciting new opportunity and we would love you to be a part of it.