A teenager has helped more than 2,000 people and raised thousands of pounds since the start of the pandemic – including most recently completing 12 acts of Christmas kindness
Since March 2020, Sebbie Hall has helped more than 2,000 people and raised over £42,000 through giving to strangers.
The selfless teen, who has physical and learning difficulties, wanted to help vulnerable young people communicate during lockdowns, so started raising money through acts of kindness.
He’s carried out a random act of kindness every day of the pandemic has recently completed his giving mission with 12 acts of Christmas kindness over the holidays.
His kindnesses – which have been hailed by the Prime Minister – include handing out flowers, teddies and even lotto tickets in the street.
Sebbie, 18, carried out his last daily act yesterday and for his final gift he handed a teddy to the Duchess of Devonshire at Chatsworth house where he went to enjoy the Christmas lights.
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He said: “I really wanted to give her a teddy because I liked the lights so much.”
His mum, Ashley, 51, commented: “It was lovely, it was his last act of kindness and he told the staff he wanted to give her a teddy so they went and got the Duchess: it meant so much to Sebbie.
“We’re so proud of Sebbie for everything he has done: he just has such energy and is so generous.”
The recent 12 acts of Christmas also included giving a tablet to a child with special educational needs and two pairs of gloves as part of a bag of donations to a refugee centre.
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As well as this, he donated three chickens to a food bank, four jars of lemon curd to a church to help homeless people, delivered doughnuts to Westmidlands fire station, and paid for six people to park their cars from his pocket money.
Moreover, Sebbie gave out seven chocolate hampers to children, eight donated two litres of milk to a women’s refuge, handed out nine yellow roses to strangers, then ten teddies.
Finally, he cleaned 11 car windscreens and delivered 12 letters from 12 separate houses to 12 different post boxes.
With the funds he has raised, kind Sebbie has set up an arts hub and will continue his giving through a foundation to support disabled or vulnerable children.
Sebbie, from near Lichfield, Staffordshire, said he just likes to make people smile.
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This week celebrities have joined the teen in his giving, with Ricky Wild tweeting a challenge for his friends to tag each other so Sebbie can sing them a song – after Sebbie shared a clip of himself singing to “We’re the kids of America.”
So far Sebbie has sung to “Set Me Free” for Kim Wild, to “I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” for Nick Kershaw, and to “Vienna” for Midge Ure.
Sebbie’s even received a personal message from Fireman Sam and the gang at Ponty Pandy.
The constant giver has won numerous awards for his initiative and attended a royal carol service at Westminster Abbey earlier this month – after an invitation from the Duchess of Cambridge.
“He has inspired so many others, said Ashley.
“It’s like this lovely ripple effect going out from him. It’s fabulous. The money’s very important and he’s been able to create real change.”
Sebbie added: “I felt so proud at Westminster. It’s my dream to be on breakfast telly and meet Ant and Dec.”
Sebbie’s giving started when he wanted to donate his own iPad to a friend who didn’t have one, so Ashley and dad Craig, 54, suggested he could help more people by raising money.
The teen’s disabilities are a result of a chromosomal alteration discovered when he was aged just one.
Mum Ashley explained the positive responses to Sebbie’s acts of kindness have boosted his confidence so much that it has improved his verbal communication.
She said: “I’m immensely proud of him. I couldn’t be more proud. The impact of his kindness has been incredible.
“I look at him daily and I can’t believe that he is doing this. He knows so much and is so empathetic.
“The biggest thing for him is that this has shown kindness comes back to you.”
To donate to Sebbie’s fundraiser, visit: Donate to help young people who are isolated because of disadvantage/disability by doing daily acts of kindness for random strangers