Sebastian’s Action Trust – Christmas in July

On Sunday, 14th July, Ascot Racecourse played host to the annual Sebastian’s Action Trust (SAT) Christmas in July – a special day that saw families with children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses enjoy exclusive access to the “My First Festival” themed activities that stayed in situ following the Summer Mile Family Raceday. 

The children also enjoyed tribute music acts, a Mr & Mrs Claus grotto, a sensory area plus funfair and donkey rides.  

With over 700 attendees, including over 340 children, Jane Gates, Founder of the charity said: "We have been overwhelmed by the many positive comments and compliments received thus far, acknowledging the incredible efforts made to accommodate the needs of our families, especially those with complex health needs, the warm welcome received and the sense of space yet privacy afforded by hosting the event at such a prestigious venue.”

We would like to thank OMG Catering and 1711 for catering contributions, the Danter Family for providing free funfair rides, Paul Powers, Big Hand People and the volunteers from both the charity and our team at Ascot Racecourse for all their efforts in making this a truly memorable occasion for these families.

ITV covered the event, watch their video below: