115%
£3,470raised of £3,000 target by 76 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to give 50 young care leavers a Christmas Day to remember

Location
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Time left
22 days to go

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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-Thames12 days ago
    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

    12 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Wow - look what you did! What a beautiful start to December. Because of you, our guests are going to have a warm, safe Christmas and a great start to 2018 with thoughtful, personalised gifts and goodies. Thank you to each and every one of you.

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  • The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames23 days ago
    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

    23 days ago

    Amazing! Thanks to you we have now reached 70% of our target to lay on a fantastic Christmas Day Dinner for local care leavers who would otherwise be alone. Your incredible generosity has been matched by local businesses and supporters who have donated food and gifts in abundance, and we have a great crew of hosts and helpers ready to give our guests a warm welcome. Most important of all, more and more guests are confirming their attendance and we just can't wait to meet them. Do check out our website and Facebook page for further updates.

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  • The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames1 month ago
    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

    The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

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2 months ago

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76

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 13, 2017

    Donated on behalf of Teresa Driver from her colleagues at West Middlesex Hospital Maternity unit. Good luck in your new Job, you will be missed x

    £200.00

  • Jessica Adams

    Jessica Adams

    Dec 13, 2017

    £50.00

  • Raffaella Gabassi

    Raffaella Gabassi

    Dec 11, 2017

    May this be a blessed Christmas for you all....xx

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 8, 2017

    Happy Christmas!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 7, 2017

    What a lovely initiative – wishing you all a magical day.

    £50.00

  • Marian Rye

    Marian Rye

    Dec 7, 2017

    Have a great Xmas day and thank you to all the people involved in making it happen.

    £30.00

  • Richard West

    Richard West

    Dec 2, 2017

    Have a fab Christmas!

    £10.00

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The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

The Christmas Day Dinner Richmond-Upon-Thames

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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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