Get involved in this year’s Richmond Christmas Day Dinner!

Thanks for finding us. You’re here for a reason. We need your help to create another magical Christmas Day Dinner for 50 local care leavers aged between 18 and 25.

Last Christmas 50 young people were invited to stunning location in the heart of Richmond borough to enjoy a scrumptious and magical Christmas Day Dinner. The event created a special day for people who may never have had that experience before or had had very negative experiences at Christmas.

And now we are doing it all again for such a deserving group of people. Can you help? Could make a donation to the event or perhaps volunteer to join one of the committees we are setting up? If you can please email and get in touch.

We are going to create a time to have a good laugh, make new friends and feel valued. Our goals is to provide a safe and welcoming place for care leavers to spend Christmas day, complete with traditional Christmas lunch, lovely gifts and festive fun.

Could you make a direct donation to the event by clicking here

or if you’d like to buy a Christmas present for one of our guests click here

See the video from last year’s event:

Vincent Cable


Guests 3

Guests 4

Click here to see what Radio Wandsworth think of our project

“We have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have come forward to volunteer,” says Sian Thomas, the nurse spearheading the event, which has been inspired by Lemn Sissay. “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.

“We also wanted to treat our guests like kings or queens for the day and that means they needed to arrive in a taxi.”

“Lemn Sissay, MBC, a poet, playwright and care leaver himself set up the Christmas Dinner in 2013 and it is now running across the country – we will be the second London borough to host one.

“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.”

Click here to find out what Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham thinks of our event

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