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£7,861
raised of £5,000 target by 118 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,861 to to give 50 young care leavers a Christmas Day to remember

    London Borough of Richmond
    Funded on Friday, 17th January 2020

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    Thank you for finding us. The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner is an amazing day, actually on the 25th, for local young care leavers aged 18-25. Everything is donated, from time and trees, to mince pies and crackers, wrapping skills and presents. Our guests tell us they are blown away by the care, warmth, effort and hospitality provided by the event. These bright, young, resilient people usually have no family to go to on Christmas Day and no better offer than to spend it with other care leavers and a group of well-meaning hosts and helpers. They go away buoyed by the light touch kindness and sensitivity of our volunteers; those there on the day, and those behind the scenes who've made it all happen, including you, over the previous 4 months.

    Your donation goes much further than enabling us to buy a star present or pay for transport on Christmas Day or a top up of ingredients or insurance. It shows our guests that they are visible, valued and cared for by their community.

    Our goal is that no care leaver should have to spend Christmas Day alone. With your help, we’ll create another magical family-free Christmas Day. Thank you.

    Here’s last year’s event:

    https://videopress.com/v/HlK6rjw8

    and do check out www.christmasdayrichmond.com or follow us on Facebook in the countdown to Christmas.

    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond is organised by an informal group of volunteers. Donations to this crowdfunder will be managed by our generous charity partner, the Richmond Parish Lands Charity.

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    • Christmas Day Dinner Richmond1 month ago
      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      1 month ago

      The presents are all wrapped so we think everything is ready and we are all looking forward to welcoming our guests in the morning. We’ve got an exciting day planned for them. We hope they will have a fantastic day and leave with happy memories of Christmas Day that they can look back on. As well as leaving with presents they also get a hamper of household food & goods because we care about their tomorrows. None of this would be possible without your help so thank you. I’ll finish by wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    • Christmas Day Dinner Richmond1 month ago
      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      1 month ago

      So with 13 days until Christmas Day we’ve now exceeded our target so a heartfelt thanks once again to all our incredible supporters in the local community and beyond. Your donations will help ensure all our guests have a very memorable Christmas Day. There’s still plenty of ’last-minute’ activity to do sorting out the venue, food, entertainment, presents, cabs, but we are confident that with your support our guests have a wonderful day to look forward to.

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    • Christmas Day Dinner Richmond2 months ago
      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      2 months ago

      So with 26 days until Christmas Day we’ve now reached £4,000! Thanks again to all our incredible supporters in the local community and beyond. Your donations will help ensure all our guests have a very memorable Christmas Day. There’s still plenty for Santa’s elves on the steering group to do sorting out the venue, food, entertainment, presents, cabs, but its all under control (we hope)!

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    4 months ago

    Christmas Day Dinner Richmond started crowdfunding

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    Supporters

    118

    • Simon Brocklehurst

      Simon Brocklehurst

      Jan 6, 2020

      £20.00

    • Sophie Isachsen

      Sophie Isachsen

      Dec 25, 2019

      Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and every good wish for a happy and healthy 2020. Well done to all the volunteers who make such a difference to young people's lives.

      £30.00

    • Jen, Max & Charlie

      Jen, Max & Charlie

      Dec 24, 2019

      Warmest of Christmas wishes x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 23, 2019

      We hope the day goes well.

      £40.00

    • Kelvin

      Kelvin

      Dec 23, 2019

      Great cause and wonderful initiative! Happy Christmas all

      £100.00

    • Katie Cowton

      Katie Cowton

      Dec 20, 2019

      What a fantastic thing you have organised - hope it goes really well on the day.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 19, 2019

      £10.00

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