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Big Yellow are Big partners of Christmas Day Richmond

THE GOOD news keeps on coming for our project to give up to 50 care leavers a Christmas Day they will never forget with confirmation of a partnership with the lovely people at Big Yellow Storage for the second year running.

The UK’s favourite self storage company have been generous enough to give us room at their Twickenham branch to store everything from wrapping paper, presents and decorations ahead of the big game.

The new partnership with Big Yellow – which has high profile, easy–to–access locations across the UK -will stretch into 2018 as well so giving us a much better chance of repeating out incredible event next year too.

Big Yellow join a number of local and national organisations as recent supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner project inspired by the poet Lemn Sissay. Their generous support along with a highly motivated project team will bring a day to remember for our guests on the big day!

The main focus of the project now is to gather more presents for our guests so if you’d like to take part why not buy a present we can give out on Christmas Day – there are presents for every budget if you click here.

Or watch an interview Lemn did on the BBC talking about the Christmas Day Dinner concept or click here for more details.

River Island – our latest partner

The lovely people at River Island have become the latest company to join with us to make a real difference to up to 50 care leavers this Christmas.

The company, which has more than 60 years of fashion retailing experience, has been extraordinarily generous by giving us five £50 vouchers for our guests.

On Christmas Day this year, inspired by the poet and care leaver himself, Lemn Sissay, we will be taking up to 50 care leavers to a secret location in Richmond Borough for a Christmas Day Dinner they will never forget.

So much of the project is in place with the community rallying together to provide everything from turkey to taxis and chefs to Christmas Trees but the last push we are having is on Christmas presents so the the news from River Island is so timely.

Anyone can provide a gift for one of our guests and while we welcome wholeheartedly the vouchers worth £250 we have gifts for every pocket. So click here and join with River Island to support the Christmas Day Dinner in Richmond.

Or you can click here to find out more about what we are doing on Christmas Day.

Watch below as Lemn explains the Christmas Day Dinner project

Harlequins become supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

We are delighted to announce that the Harlequins Foundation have become the latest supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner, giving tickets to our guests for their crucial match against Grenoble in the European Rugby Challenge Cup in January.

“Harlequins and the Harlequins Foundation are really pleased to be supporting such a wonderful event in our home borough. Rugby is great for bringing people together and we are glad that we can play our part,” said Marc Leckie the head of the Harlequins Foundation.

If you’d like to, join the Harlequins Foundation as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

To find out more about the great work done by the Harlequins Foundation click here

If you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leavers click here

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome on board Snax of Twickenham

Thank you to the wonderful people at Snax in Church Street, Twickenham for joining our merry band and supplying homemade cakes for the day……for our now 60 guests!

If you’d like to, join Snax of Twickenham as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

To find out more about Snax click here

If you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leavers click here

Green Tomato are the latest member to join the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner family

Thank you to our wonderful friends at Green Tomato Cars. Last year they provided taxis at cost price and this year they are doing the same.

As there is no public transport on Christmas Day and we want our guests to have a day where they don’t have to worry; we are reliant on taxis and this will save us vital funds. Thank you so much Green Tomato (again!)

If you’d like to make a booking with Green Tomato click here

If you’d like to, join Green Tomato as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

If you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leavers click here

Beauty Banks joins our army of supporters

A huge thank you to the gorgeous people at Beauty Banks and all the generous supporters who donate to them. We have just taken delivery of a mountain of goodies ranging from every day hygiene essentials to stacks of high-end skincare and make up.

The essentials will be perfect for the hampers our guests take away on Christmas Day and the skincare and make up will make lovely stocking fillers. Thank you Beauty Banks!

If you’d like to, join Beauty Banks as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

If you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leavers click here

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Welcome on board for the second year – St Margaret’s Fair

We are delighted to announce that for the second year running we have the support of the wonderful St. Margaret’s Fair.

Their donation last year helped make sure that all the guests were taken safely to and from the venue by taxi. We’re thrilled that they have come on board as partners again this year to ensure the same.

St Margaret's Fair

If you’d like to, join St Margaret’s Fair as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

If you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leavers click here

Or for more details see about the St Margaret’s Fair click here

Kingstonfeet becomes one of our partners

Our guests will be able to toast Christmas Day with some (non-alcoholic) prosecco this year thanks our friends at kingstonfeet who have ‘stepped in’ with a generous donation of the bottles we require.

If you’d like to, join kingstonfeet – a place where you can be confident that both you and your feet will be treated with great care and attention to detail – as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

Or if you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leaves click here

For more details see www.christmasdayrichmond.com

or find our lovely friends at kingstonfeet

 

Haymarket Media Group are supporting the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

Thank you to the team at Haymarket Media Group, who have offices in Twickenham, for becoming the latest supporter of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner.

If you’d like to, join Haymarket as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com

Or if you’d like to buy a present for one of our care leaves click here

For more details see www.christmasdayrichmond.com

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