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£8,157raised of £6,000 target by 146 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,157 to give 50 young care leavers a Christmas Day to remember

    London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 6th January 2019

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    Story

    On 25 December 2017 a group of very special people came to Richmond to celebrate Christmas. Our guests were all young people who had grown up in care, didn't have families to go to, and faced Christmas alone.

    We had a magical day in a stunning location in the heart of the borough, complete with a scrumptious homemade Christmas dinner, games, crafts, activities and chocolate. Every guest received a selection of carefully chosen gifts and a fabulous Christmas stocking to take home.

    This was achieved thanks to the many, many wonderful people who generously donated food, gifts and cash , or spent hours wrapping and prepping and clearing up, and the generosity of companies which donated their goods and services for free.

    And now we are doing it all again.

    Can you help? A donation will help pay for all the bits and pieces that can't be found for free, and we will be truly grateful.

    For more about The Christmas Day Dinner, please check out our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook page.

    Updates

    3

    • Christmas Day Dinner Richmond9 months ago
      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      9 months ago

      As we move into December and Advent we are also starting our final preparations. We have had a fantastic response from the community for our appeals for donation of everything from turkeys to taxis, but more to the point we are very much on track to have *every* seat filled at our Christmas dinner, and to have a very special day.

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    • Christmas Day Dinner Richmond10 months ago
      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      10 months ago

      Well - what can I say! In just a few weeks we have secured a fabulous venue, been promised some incredible food, and have had dozens of people getting in touch to volunteer their time. Even more exciting, we have lots of interest from young people. We have increased the fundraising target as some items are going to be more expensive this year, especially transport. If you would prefer your donation to go directly to purchasing Christmas presents, why not check our Amazon wishlist?

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    • Christmas Day Dinner Richmond1 year ago
      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

      1 year ago

      We have already had some incredible offers of food, chocolate and mince pies. Christmas 2018 has begun!

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    1 year ago

    Christmas Day Dinner Richmond started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 1/4/2019 10.06

    Supporters

    146

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 4, 2019

      £20.00

    • Jenny b

      Jenny b

      Jan 3, 2019

      Congratulations on setting up this very worthwhile cause which has benefited many care leavers in the community.

      £20.00

    • Caroline Hadley

      Caroline Hadley

      Jan 2, 2019

      Hope everyone had a great time.

      £10.00

    • Jane Newman

      Jane Newman

      Dec 30, 2018

      What amazing work you are doing. Here's a small contribution to help start the fundraising for Christmas Day Dinner 2019; I'm sure your special guests are looking forward to it already.

      £50.00

    • Bethan Pink

      Bethan Pink

      Dec 24, 2018

      Wishing everyone at the Richmond event a very merry Christmas!

      £50.00

    • Vicky and Richard Peirson

      Vicky and Richard Peirson

      Dec 23, 2018

      What a wonderful idea! So sorry not to have chosen a gift but please add our donation to your celebration.

      £100.00

    • Molly Hawn

      Molly Hawn

      Dec 22, 2018

      £100.00

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    Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

    Christmas Day Dinner Richmond

    London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, UK

    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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