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£3,740raised of £3,000 target by 86 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,740 to give 50 young care leavers a Christmas Day to remember

    Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 5th January 2018

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    Inspired by poet and care-leaver Lemn Sissay, we want to replicate what has been achieved in other cities across the UK to give young care leavers in our neighbourhood an amazing day this Christmas.

    Our hope and aim is for the local community to kindly volunteer their valuable time and resources - from helping peel potatoes to gifting presents. Your donations are needed to pay for hidden costs such as insurance, Christmas Day travel for our guests and any ‘top ups’ required to make the day a huge success. Any surplus will be donated to the Lemn Sissay Foundation to support The Christmas Day Dinner in 2018.

    Click here to see Lemn talking to the BBC about The Christmas Dinner 2016.

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or check our website for news and regularly updated information about the project and how you can help.

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    • The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames5 months ago
      The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

      The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

      5 months ago

      Well, we did it! The 2017 Richmond Christmas Day Dinner was a huge success. Our hosts & helpers were fantastic. Donations of food & gifts poured in. The venue was transformed. The guests had an amazing day. It could not have happened without your generosity and support. For photos & updates, have a look at our website and join us on Facebook page and/ or twitter. If you want to get more involved next year, look out for updates in late summer when our steering group reassembles for 2018. Thank you from us all, and Happy New Year!

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    • The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames5 months ago
      The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

      The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

      5 months ago

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    • The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames5 months ago
      The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

      The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

      5 months ago

      With just nine days to go until Christmas I wanted to let you know that thanks to you, and your generosity, our team is busy this weekend buying personalised gifts for the care leavers who have accepted our invitation to spend Christmas with us. Our volunteer hosts and helpers have had their training, the present wrapping has commenced, and the Christmas hampers donated by the Co-op have arrived. Most exciting of all, it looks as if we will have a full house! A heartfelt thank you for making this happen.

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    8 months ago

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    86

    • Claire Ralston

      Claire Ralston

      Dec 24, 2017

      Wishing you a magical and successful day xx

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2017

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2017

      £20.00

    • Patrick McNamara

      Patrick McNamara

      Dec 23, 2017

      What a wonderful thing you are doing. Christmas blessings to you all.

      £10.00

    • Maria Hanly

      Maria Hanly

      Dec 22, 2017

      Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Happy Christmas from us to all of you

      £50.00

    • Michelle Danks

      Michelle Danks

      Dec 22, 2017

      Well done to all of the organisers. Such a lovely idea. Wishing all of the people attending the lunch a very merry Xmas and hope you feel truly pampered. Xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 20, 2017

      Have a wonderful Christmas Day Dinner

      £10.00

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    Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

    A group of local people coming together to give young people who have grown up in care, and would otherwise be alone, a wonderful Christmas Day. This page is managed by Sam Dixon

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