The Christmas Day Dinner 2022

We did it and it was all because of you! The 2021 Richmond Christmas Day Dinner was a roaring success on 25 December with care leavers enjoying another magical Christmas Day Dinner. These brilliant, resilient young people who’ve gone through the care system had a day they will never forget because of your donations, present-giving and volunteering. And the good news is that we are back for 2022!

Would you like to buy one of our wonderful guests a Christmas gift THIS YEAR?

You can click here to see our Amazon wishlist.

Thank you from everyone involved in the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner!

Sian Thomas who chairs the organising group said: “Wow, how do we begin to thank you all … Christmas Day was wonderful; special thanks to the Duke of London family for welcoming us with love and open arms; it felt like our home for the day. It was a surreal day that was filled with love, warmth and care because you wrapped, bought, donated for young people leaving care. You showed a group of wonderful young people that you don’t need to know them to love them.

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We’re now preparing for our 2022 event and planning to create another incredible day for a wonderful group of young people who have left the care system.

You can email us for further details or to volunteer at

From start to finish, we aim to deliver a very special day for people who may never have had that experience before or have had very negative experiences at Christmas. 

Would you like to donate towards putting on this special day for care leavers across Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow? Click here

The team at Richmond Council put together this fantastic video of Sian (the chair of our group) and Emily, one of our guests, which tells you everything you need to know about the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner:

See the video from our 2019 event:

Once again, we’re determined to create a memorable day, complete with traditional Christmas lunch, lovely gifts and festive fun.

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Click here to see what Radio Wandsworth think of our project

“One of the key things we needed was presents for these young adults and they arrived in their droves. Many have never had presents at Christmas before so we are appealing to local business to provide these presents, especially ones that have that ‘wow’ effect.

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“We all know people who would like to make a difference to the lives of others at Christmas – now they can by getting involved with The Christmas Dinner.  A warm fuzzy feeling is guaranteed.”

Email us for further details

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Happy faces on at the Christmas Day Richmond

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