SERIOUSLY-ill children in Basingstoke and Crowthorne were given an Easter treat, thanks to the Sebastian's Action Trust.

The Sebastian's Action Trust held Easter egg hunts at its North Waltham-based facility The Bluebells on April 13, and The Woodlands in Crowthorne on April 6.

Children spent their afternoon gathering small plastic eggs in their baskets from the grounds, then choosing a chocolate Easter egg from the display.

The chocolate eggs were donated by Legal and General, Micron Europe Limited, HSBC UK, Shorts Group Limited, GE, Enterprise and Innovation Hub, Bracknell, Priority Appointments and Sun Life Financial of Canada.

The children also had their faces painted, enjoyed Easter-themed crafts, and petted animals from Hook-based Millers' Ark Animals.

Sebastian Action Trust’s director of care, Katie Cowie, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to give our families fun days out like the Easter egg hunt.

"It is important that families have time together, making memories and our events at The Bluebells and The Woodlands enabled them to do this.

"We are so grateful for the generosity from many businesses that have donated literally hundreds Easter eggs to be enjoyed by seriously-ill children and their brothers and sisters.”