VOLUNTEERS from Marks and Spencer’s have joined a charity to help prepare outside woodland in Crowthorne.

The ten volunteers from the shop in Camberley joined Sebastian’s Action Trust to help transform the charity’s outside woodland development area.

The charity was established following the death of nine-year-old Sebastian Gates from Ascot, who died from a rare form of childhood cancer on Christmas eve in 2003.

They now support hundreds of seriously ill children, young people and their families across surrounding boroughs.

Rachel Cranwell, store manager of Marks and Spencer’s in Camberley, said: “We’re really proud to be coming together as a team to support Sebastian’s Action Trust. We care passionately about supporting young people in our community.

“The support Sebastian’s Action Trust provides to families across our region is something we know our customers care about too and we were really pleased to be able to get stuck into transforming The Woodlands outside space.

“Volunteering makes a profound difference to communities, and we believe that lots of small actions from lots of people creates a lasting impact to initiatives that do so much good for young people in the south east.”

During the volunteer day at the woodlands, the volunteers team worked together cutting grass, trimming hedges, clearing woodland paths, pruning and refreshing the planting.

OBE Jane Gates, CEO of Sebastian’s Action Trust, added: “I am very grateful to everyone at M&S Camberley for their continued support.

"It was lovely to meet some of their staff at The Woodlands this week and they have done a great job in helping us to further improve our facility in Crowthorne which is enjoyed by many of our families.”

For more information, visit: https://www.sebastiansactiontrust.org/.