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SEBBY’S CORNER: Inspiring Bushey mother sets up charity to support families in need

 Published on: 13th September 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A mother of two from Bushey has set up a charity to provide essentials to families in need working with partner organisations such as foodbanks, schools and refugees to make a positive difference in the community.

Voluntary led charity Sebby’s Corner was founded by Bianca Sakol (pictured) in January 2021, after she realised a service like this was missing locally and in high demand.

Bianca Sakol told BUSHEYnews: “I was looking for somewhere to donate my kid’s clothes in January, the charity shops were closed and I wanted the items to go directly to families who really needed them. I realised there was no service like this so contacted Gratitude foodbank in Borehamwood.

“They said I could have a corner of the food bank where people could donate babies clothes and items for children. Since then, donations and demand have increased every week. We soon ran out of space at the food bank so we have now rented our own premises for donations. ”

Recently, Sebby’s Corner has worked with councils and the Red Cross supporting Afgan Refugee families in Hertfordshire and Barnet, providing starter packs of basic essentials to families at an extremely difficult time. The charity is running an appeal for toiletries, with Bianca’s house on Hastings Way in the town as a donation point.

The charity works with partner organisations, including the Red Trust in Bushey, on a referral basis, to ensure families get the support they need. Sebby’s Corner supplies nappies, formula, toiletries, baby equipment, clothes and toys across London and the South East. They also run a Birthday Club to give birthday gifts to children who would otherwise get nothing.

For more information on the charity and how you can support them visit www.sebbyscorner.co.uk

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