Weʼre raising £1,500 to fund a christmas event for care leavers and young people in foster care in Nottingham
- Nottingham, UK
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Christmas is largely renowned as being a time for family to come together and celebrate- no matter what faith or belief people have. However, for many foster children and care leavers, this is not the case.
For me, christmas was always a stark reminder that my biological family were not the ones I would be going home to. For many foster children and care leavers, christmas is a bittersweet occasion and can be a harsh reminder that family doesn't quite mean the same thing, or there is in-fact no family to go home to. It can also be a reminder of how christmas was with their biological families. These are not always happy memories.
So this christmas I am setting up an event for foster children and care leavers to meet up, celebrate and feel festive with people who are also in the same situation. I would hope that this would also give them the chance to make new friends and connections that will last a lifetime. This would take place in Nottingham (UK), December 2018
In order to do this, we need financial help. This is non-profit, and the money raised will solely go towards paying the costs of the event, including a christmas buffet, entertainment and gifts for the participants to open on christmas day. Any excess funds raised will go towards making the event even better.
If anyone wishes to donate gifts or suggest bands/DJs for entertainment on the night, please do not hesitate to contact me :)
A venue has kindly been offered to us by the Canalhouse Nottingham- provisionally for the 10th December. Communications are open with the Nottingham Post to cover the event.
For £6 a head, we can get a standard buffet including sandwhiches and sausage rolls. For £12.50 a head we can have a sunday roast style buffet, and for £20 a head a full christmas dinner buffet will be provided. Every penny counts, as we are also offering gifts to open on christmas day, christmas crackers etc
Thank you :)
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About the fundraiser
I am a student from Nottingham, but grew up in Birmingham. I was in foster care from the age of 9. I'm setting up this event in order to give foster kids like me and care leavers a place to meet, enjoy themselves and relax.