The Queen’s Award winning charity, Sebastian’s Action Trust, held its first Evensong event at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and the Guildhall on Thursday 4th December. The event, which was attended by 76 guests, included The Mayor and Mayoress of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Trust Patron and MP Adam Afriye and Councillors Colin and Samantha Rayner.
Attendees were treated to a public Evensong service at the prestigious location of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and were greeted by Piper, George Prentis, for a Sparkling Wine reception at the Guildhall.
Chief Executive Officer for the Trust, Jane Gates thanked guests in saying, “It is an honour for us to be able to hold such an event in a sought after location. We are delighted to be joined this evening by distinguished guests, The Mayor and Mayoress of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Councillors Colin and Samantha Rayner.
I would also like to personally thank our Patron and MP Adam Afriye, for his ongoing involvement and commitment to our charity. He has been a friend of ours since we first started and has celebrated our 10 year anniversary with us this year. We hope to have his support over the next 10 years too”.
A festive arrangement of songs was also performed by Pop Goes The Choir, whilst guests enjoyed a superb three course dinner.
Councillor Samantha Rayner added, “It was a fabulous evening starting with Evensong in the beautiful St. George's Chapel at which the Dean mentioned Sebastians Action Trust in the prayers. Adam Afyirie MP for Windsor gave a very moving speech. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the room too, a very enjoyable event”.
The evening was rounded off with an auction, which included a bottle of whiskey signed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, kindly donated by Adam Afriye. A raffle was also drawn at the end of the evening, with prizes donated by Ascot Racecourse, Stoke Park Country Club and The Macdonald Hotel. The event was extremely successful and raised just over £5,000.