Princess of Wales visits Barnet charity

Sebby’s Corner were honoured to share their work with the royal

The Princess of Wales sits in conversation
A Royal visit. Photo: Sebby’s Corner

The Princess of Wales visited Barnet charity Sebby’s Corner on Friday, 24th November to kickstart an initiative from The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood to provide support to families with young children in the run up to Christmas.

During her visit, The Princess heard about the work of the charity to get essential items to families, including clothing, nappies, toiletries and baby equipment. The Princess met a mother who had been supported by Sebby’s Corner and discussed the difference this support has made to her family. 

Her Royal Highness joined Giovanna Fletcher in putting the final touches to the Sebby’s Corner annual Christmas pop-up shop. The pop-up shop allows parents to choose gifts for their children but at no cost so they can experience Christmas and receive gifts that they otherwise might not. The charity expects to give out over 4,000 new gifts to families in need in the coming weeks.

The Princess joined a conversation with Bianca Sakol MBE, Founder and CEO of Sebby’s Corner, and representatives from the Baby Bank Alliance and other Baby Banks from across the UK to discuss the increasing demand on services. 

“Living in poverty can make it harder to provide the essentials, the experiences, and opportunities that children need to develop and thrive,” said Sebby’s Corner founder and CEO Bianca Sakol. “With Christmas just around the corner it can be an even more stressful time for families.  We hope to relieve some of this stress and bring some much-needed Christmas joy

“I was honoured to have been asked to host her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales to showcase the work we do as an essential service for families in need. We are delighted the Princess was able to help us prepare for the hundreds of families we will be supporting this festive season.”

Sebby’s Corner was formed in January 2021 and supports disadvantaged families across Barnet, Enfield and Camden and the wider Hertfordshire region. Families are referred by a large network of referral partners which includes professionals such as midwives, health visitors and teachers. 

They are currently collecting toys for this christmas.

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