A CHARITY for severely-ill children has been awarded a £10,000 grant to offer financial support to the families it works with.

Sebastian’s Action Trust, which runs a holiday home for children with life-limiting illnesses, in North Waltham, was given the funds by the Santander Foundation. It will fund a financial support worker.

Jane Gates, chief executive officer of the trust, said: “Our families tell us how difficult it is to manage their child’s illness and family finances.”