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Sponsor a Child For Christmas in July

Sebastian’s Action Trust is inviting businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to sponsor a child to attend Christmas in July - our most popular event of the year.

More than 450 families of seriously-ill children and young people are due to attend this year’s event, which is taking place at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.

Every year, in the weeks leading up to our Christmas in July party, we encourage people to get into the Christmas spirit and organise fundraising activities to help us make the event a fantastic day for our families to remember and cherish.



Sadly, for some of our families, Christmas may be a time of sadness rather than joy, so by bringing Christmas forward, we aim to put the magic and sparkle of the festive period back into their lives.

It cost around £30 per child for us to create a magical Christmas in July experience. Each child will receive a present from Father Christmas, in addition to enjoying refreshments, games, stalls, fun-fair rides and many more attractions.

To sponsor a child for Christmas in July, you could organise a Christmas bake sale at your school, place of work or for family and friends. Other ideas include wearing a Christmas hat to work, a themed sporting event, raffle, tombola or making Christmas arts and crafts.

Jane Gates OBE, Sebastian’s Action Trust’s CEO and Sebastian’s mummy, said: “Christmas is a time of celebration and without Sebastian it will never be the same again. Sebastian loved Christmas and we know he would have loved the idea of celebrating Christmas in July, so we wanted to give other families the opportunity to join with us and make memories to last a life-time, even if that life is to be cut cruelly short.”