With the sales now completed on the houses in Hermitage Rd and on the apartment in Roehampton Lane which has been rented out for 7 years, Give it Away is doing what it loves doing most – giving away!
The first donation of £30,000 was to Sebastian’s Action Trust who support families of seriously-ill children from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond by listening and responding to their unmet needs. They believe that all families of seriously-ill children should be able to have quality time together to relax, recharge and rebuild, never having to face life alone.
Sebastian’s Action Trust has two main aims:
Providing holidays in their purpose-built holiday home: They have built a beautiful holiday home “Bluebells” for children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses, giving them the opportunity for a respite break with family and loved ones, in a purpose-built facility.
Providing support: To offer emotional, social and practical support for children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses and their families. They understand that every family’s situation is unique and they look to meet their individual needs by giving meaningful assistance at critical times.
Give it Away’s donation will fund art and music therapy for children with illness and their families at the outreach Centre in Slough. It will also be used to complete the Garden of Remembrance at Bluebells, North Waltham, Hampshire, which is the UK’s only purpose built facility offering specialist breaks exclusively to the families of seriously-ill children and, where possible, to those who are recently bereaved.
Visiting the Centre at Slough, Charlotte saw music therapy in Action and joined in a drumming session and on presentation of the famous pink envelope, she gave them the “Charlotte” rose – a beautiful golden shrub to plant in their garden to flower for decades to come!