The Christmas Day Dinner 2020

Thanks so much for finding us. The good news is that despite the huge challenges of 2020 we will be creating another magical Christmas Day Dinner for some brilliant, resilient young people who’ve gone through the care system, in December this year.

You can help us in so many ways:

Could you make a donation to the event or perhaps volunteer to join one of the committees we are setting up? If you can, please email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com and get in touch, although all our volunteer opportunities are now filled for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Our fundraising has started and you can donate to help us make Christmas 2020 unforgettable for our guests by clicking here.

If you’d like to give one of our guests a Christmas present via our Amazon Wish List click here

Sign up to our Easy Fundraising programme to donate while on-line shopping

Follow us on social media and spread the word. You’ll find the latest updates and how to help on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Last December, almost 60 young people were invited to a stunning location in the heart of Richmond borough to enjoy a scrumptious and magical Christmas Day Dinner. With the restrictions in place this year we will be delivering Christmas this year… with your help.

It won’t be exactly the same as 2019 – for obvious reasons – but we’ll be delivering the spirit of Christmas to 50 care leavers across Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. From start to finish, we’re aiming to deliver a very special day for people who may never have had that experience before or had had very negative experiences at Christmas.  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:

See the video from the 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 on christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

and find out the view of the SW Londoner website

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Happy faces on at the Christmas Day Richmond

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Why I’m involved – Heather Mathew

You cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are , and change the ending” (CS Lewis). I am proud to be involved in The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner, as it gives me the chance to be part of a diverse community of people that, through our contributions, our time and our love … Continue reading Why I’m involved – Heather Mathew

Richmond Waitrose offer their support

We are delighted to confirm that the Richmond brand of Waitrose are supporting our wonderful project this year, along with a number of other local companies. You can help us spread the word about the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner in your networks, particularly Facebook, What’s App Groups, LinkedIn and any newsletters you may have access … Continue reading Richmond Waitrose offer their support

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