Remember lost children at Sebastian's Action Trust service this weekendBy Becky Barnes
November 23, 2012
Bereaved families who have lost children are invited to a special candlelit remembrance.
Anyone affected by the loss of a child is welcome at charity Reflection’s ‘Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance’ at Dorchester Abbey on Sunday at 2.30pm.
Reflections co-founder Jane Gates, from Binfield, who lost nine-year-old son Sebastian nine years ago, said: “For me the service is a time to reflect and a special way of saying ‘I miss you with all my heart, and I will never forget you’.”
Families and friends can light candles and bring presents to put under a tree in memory of their child – these will be donated to Barnardos so should be labelled boy or girl and suitable age.
Mrs Gates’ charity Sebastian’s Action Trust is holding a seven kilometre fun Santa Run to raise money for seriously ill children on Sunday.
Runners can turn up and register from 9.15am at Virginia Water and will receive a Santa suit to wear when they set off at 10am.
Event organiser Meirion Shaw said: “Whether you want to run, jog or walk, it’s a great thing to do and all the funds will help us to provide respite holidays and support for seriously-ill children and their families.”
Entry is £20 for adults and £10 for children over five. Park in the Crown Estate car park just past the Wheatsheaf Hotel on the A30 and registration takes place just inside the park. For further information about either event call Sebastian’s Action Trust on (01344) 622 500.