Who are we?
Sebby’s Corner believes no child should go without the basic essentials they need to thrive. We offer a range of services such as family referrals where we provide items as clothing, nappies, formula, toiletries and baby equipment and our Birthday Club where we ensure children don't go without gifts on their birthday.
Where are we based?
We are based in Barnet EN5 and support families across Barnet, Hertfordshire and London.
Who do we help?
We support families living in poverty, families in temporary accommodation, women and their children who have fled domestic abuse, refugees, asylum seekers and victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. We regularly hear stories of parents who go without food so they can buy formula or parents reusing soiled nappies as they can't afford to buy anymore. Families can be referred to us by any professional such as midwives, health visitors and teachers.
Emma comes from a retail background where she was a Fashion Buyer for a well known retailer for 9 years. She moved from the retail sector to the charity sector so that she could focus on making a difference in her local community. Sebby’s Corner was and is the perfect fit, allowing her to effectively transfer her corporate skills to the charity’s operations team. Since starting at Sebby’s Corner in May 2022 Emma has never looked back!
Jocelyn has 16 years’ experience within the third sector. She has supported and worked with a vast number of industries over the last twelve years. Her experience with trade associations, membership bodies and charities is extensive and ranges from event management, relationship management to recruitment and retention strategies. In May 2022 her career took a u-turn and she proudly joined Sebby’s Corner as Hub Manager.
Hub & Referrals Manager
Marguerite has come to this role with over 15 years of professional experience in media and media research at both client and agency levels. Marguerite has always had a passion for volunteering and helping to improve her local community, and when this role was brought to her attention, she thought Sebby’s Corner was a wonderful charity and a brilliant opportunity to work in a rapidly growing organisation.
Bianca Sakol MBE, Founder & CEO
Sebby's Corner began in January 2021 when I struggled to find somewhere to donate the clothes my children had outgrown. Less than 2 years later, I am so proud to say we have our own premises, 4 part-time staff and reach thousands of vulnerable children every year.
People & Partnerships Manager
Josh has a variety of experience gained from running two SME’s over the past seven years. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge with regards to strategic planning and the day to day running of the charity. Josh has been helping and advising Bianca from day one and with two young boys of his own, the charity is particularly close to his heart.
After qualifying as a commercial lawyer in 2014, Natasha practises in London and across her career has worked for a variety of businesses, from leading city law firms, global tech companies and emerging start-ups. Alongside her legal work, Natasha enjoys modern and antique jewellery design, having previously run a jewellery business. Natasha lives in London with her husband and two young sons.
Jimmie is the Managing Director of a local financial planning firm and has worked within financial services for the past 13 years. He is proud to be able to support Sebby's Corner, working closely with fellow trustees and supporting the wonderful Sebby's Corner staff as treasurer. Outside of work, Jimmie enjoys a bit of tag rugby and board games with his wife and two sons.
Natasha is a manager within a London local authority children’s services department with a particular focus on care leavers, and adolescent safeguarding. Natasha has co-founded a number of charities and social enterprises, including forCrohns, Linkey and currently Two Generations.
Sara is a local councillor and chairs Barnet Council’s Safer Communities Partnership Board. She is also a trustee at the Arts Depot and the Jewish Volunteering Network, and an active volunteer, particularly on interfaith projects. Sara was honoured and delighted to become a Sebby’s Corner trustee having seen the amazing work they do for local communities.