Children’s charity Sebby’s Corner calls for donations

Children’s charity Sebby’s Corner is today calling for donations to its 2021 Christmas Appeal. With 4.3 million children currently estimated to be living in poverty in the UK and more families faced with being forced between eating and heating their homes, the appeal will give children in Herts, Essex and across London a present to open on Christmas Day morning.

Based in Borehamwood, Sebby’s Corner works with frontline organisations such as schools and refuges to provide care packages of essentials to families in need across London and the South East. Based on the mantra that no child should go without, the charity distributes clothes, toys, toiletries, nappies, and baby equipment. Alongside this, Sebby’s Corner runs a Birthday Club so every child up to the age of 16 receives a present on their special day.

Founded in January 2021 by Bianca Sakol, every month the charity distributes thousands of essential items, including 5,000 nappies, 1,200 items of clothing, 30 buggies and over 100 boxes of formula. During the recent Afghanistan refugee crisis, they distributed emergency supplies to over 3,000 people housed in the refugee hotels.

Now Sebby’s Corner is setting a new mission to gift 1,605 Christmas presents to children who would otherwise not receive one. A £20 donation could buy a Sebby’s Santa Sack containing a gift, stocking filler and treat for a child living in poverty this Christmas. Alternatively, people can choose a gift from the charity’s Amazon wishlist, or leave a donated gift at the Borehamwood hub.

Commenting on this, founder of Sebby’s Corner, Bianca Sakol, said: “Over one million children face a festive period without a warm home or fresh food this year and, so far, 1,605 children have been referred to us who won’t receive anything this Christmas. We believe no child should go without, and that includes a present on Christmas Day. We’re incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received, especially during a difficult period for many. But food banks have seen a dramatic increase in demand, many families are struggling with heating and eating and buying gifts is a luxury they cannot afford. With this in mind, we’d be appreciative of any further donations.”

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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