Sebbie pledges to help others with 100 acts of kindness
A Staffordshire teenager has not let his own disability stop him from helping others.
Sebbie Hall has a rare chromosome anomaly which has resulted in learning and physical difficulties for the 17-year-old, who goes to school at Two Rivers Special School in Tamworth.
During lockdown, he has been supported with online Zoom meetings and other virtual feeds, which has helped him learn new skills and further develop his communication skills.
As part of the support he receives, Sebbie was challenged by his online disability support group to do an act of kindness, which saw him do the washing up at his home in Whittington, near Lichfield.
He then decided to do 100 acts of kind in 10 days, with an aim of raising £2,000 to provide communication aids for his peers who have been living in isolation during lockdown.
This included giving his pocket money to Lichfield Cathedral, lighting a candle for a poorly person, sweeping the garage floor, picking up litter and clapping a key worker in a car park.
His mother Ashley said many of Sebbie's friends and peers had become increasingly isolated during the coronavirus pandemic and Sebbie wanted to help them keep in touch through simple to use IT equipment.
She spoke of what it meant to her and the family to see the work Sebbie had done.
She said: "What he's done is quite incredible and I really do think it's had a profound impact on him, as well as other people, as he's such a kind boy.
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"There have been that many responses of smiles and happiness from people, with quite a few in tears from what he has done.
"I'm really proud of him for all he's done as it was all his idea and he wanted to help his friends and peers and I think he's really learned what it means to be kind to people."
The money raised will help pay for 26 communication devices for Liberty Staffordshire and Chuckle Productions, two organisations working with disabled children.
To donate to Sebbie's Just Giving page, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sebbie-hall1