A CHARITY which looks after seriously-ill children and their families have received a donation to help improve people's lives in the local area.

Housebuilder Barratt Southern Counties has pledged to donate £1,000 per month to Sebastian's Action Trust in Crowthorne as part of its regional Community Fund.

The donation is set to help provide emotional, social and practical support for families of seriously-ill children in Berkshire and surrounding counties.

Jane Gates OBE, chief executive at Sebastian's Action Trust, said: "We are incredible grateful to Barratt Southern Counties for being chosen as the first recipient of their community fund and for their continues support to the Trust.

"Their donation will help us on our vision to support the families of seriously-ill children."

The charity is a family-led organisation helping children aged 0 to 19 with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

The Trust provides holidays at its impressive purpose-built facility, The Bluebells.

In January 2018, the Trust began a five year five phase project to renovate The Woodlands, based in Upper Broadmoor Road, which was formerly owned by the NHS.

Lynette St-Quintin, sales director for Barratt Southern Counties, said: "Thanks to our work at Cricket Field Grove, we are delighted that we can work with Sebastian’s Action Trust, which provides vital support for so many families.

"As the country’s largest housebuilder we are committed to creating a positive legacy. We want to lead the industry not just in the quality of the homes and developments we build, but also in our work with charities and good causes throughout the UK.”