Oakhill Estate Agents become our latest supporter

Thank you to the team (above) at Oakhill Estate Agents for becoming the latest supporter of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner.

“We just want to reiterate what a worthy cause it is, and say well done to everyone involved – things like this make a big difference to these peoples lives,” said Michael Wright, Managing Director at Oakhill. We thank you, Michael as without people like you the event couldn’t happen

If you’d like to join Oakhill Estate Agents as one of the supporters of the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner then email

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

For more details see

Hampton Pool – a wonderful community resource are supporting us

SOME OF Richmond Christmas Day Dinner guests are going to have the chance to enjoy the brilliant open-air heated pool in Hampton, after they donated a  number of free swims.

Hampton Pool is one of the borough’s greatest secrets, nestled near Bushy Park, providing (heated) swimming for people 365 days a year!

The swims are some of the wonderful gifts that have been donated although it is not too late for you to contribute by buying a gift for one of the 50 care leavers who will enjoy a scrumptious Christmas Dinner at a secret venue in the borough. If you’d like to buy a gift for one of our guests – and there is something for every pocket – please click here.

Hampton Pool is the latest company to join our merry band, alongside others including Fun Factory.

If you’d like to get an insight into the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner click here or watch the interview with the inspiration behind the project, the poet Lemn Sissay.


Teddington’s Fun Factory are our latest partners

WE ARE delighted to confirm that the wonderful people at the Fun Factory in Teddington are providing balloons for our event on Christmas Day, when we are going to provide an unforgettable dinner for 50 of Richmond borough’s care leavers.

You can still get involved with our project by contributing a present to one of our care leavers. You can do that by clicking here and buying a gift from our present list or click here to find out more.

If you’d like to find out more about the Richmond Christmas Dinner watch this video below which features the inspiration behind our project, the poet Lemn Sissay.

Thank you to the The Western International Traders Association

WE WOULD like to thank our latest partners, the Western International Traders Association, who are donating all the vegetables for our Christmas Day Dinner… and the best part is that the are ready prepared!

Not stopping at that the Western International Traders Association are also donating large fruit baskets or our guest to enjoy and they will deliver to the venue on Christmas Eve.

There is still time to join the Western International Traders Association in helping our Christmas Day Dinner in Richmond by donating a present to one of our guests by clicking here.


Thanks to everyone at Raleigh Road United Church – our latest magnificent supporter

We have been overwhelmed by a wonderful partnership that has been developed with Raleigh Road United Church The picture doesn’t really do justice to the wonderful selection of presents donated to our care leavers and their children.

Raleigh Road United Church is at the corner of Raleigh Road and Stanmore Gardens.

Raleigh Road & Stanmore Gardens
Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2DX
Raleigh Road & Stanmore Gardens
Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2DX

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