Co-Ordination Event Hiring are on board again!

The lovely people at Co-Ordination Event Hiring are once again giving us some invaluable help as we try to create a Christmas Day experience that none of our guests will forget,

They have supported us unwaveringly since year one and this year we invited ourselves down to go and offer grateful hugs and trays of cakes, to show how much they mean to us and our guests.

They are a family run business who supply us with the beautiful tables, chairs, benches, table linen, ovens and this year, high chairs and beanbags!

Suffice to say they are monumentally supportive of what we do!!

If you’d like to join the team at Co-Ordination Event Hiring  this is how:

1. If you’d like to make a donation to the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner  please click here

2. If you’d like to give one of our guests a Christmas present click here

3. Or if you’d like to sign up to fundraise for the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner through you on-line shopping you can do that  by clicking here
If you register and use Richmond Christmas Day Dinner (Christmas Day Richmond is how we are registered) then away you go.

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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 create a magical and heartfelt experience for 60 guests on Christmas Day.

In a world that can feel so cynical and selfish, The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner is a beautiful reminder of the difference that we can make through our actions, the currency of kindness that only multiplies the more we give it, and provides a return that is immeasurable.

I am inspired and humbled by our guests, and am delighted to be able to play a small part in showing them they are loved and valued, and part of a community locally that is here for them, long after the presents are unwrapped and the Christmas lights switched off.

You can join Heather and 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 to. You can help us in three key ways by sharing these links:

1. If you’d like to make a donation to the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner  please click here

2. If you’d like to give one of our guests a Christmas present click here

3. Or if you’d like to sign up to fundraise for the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner through you on-line shopping you can do that  by clicking here
If you register and use Richmond Christmas Day Dinner (Christmas Day Richmond is how we are registered) then away you go.

Come and help us wrap the presents!

Do you have some free time on either Thursday 19 December or Sunday 22 December for the vital job of wrapping presents for our guests! More the merrier… sign up below!

Sunday 22 December

Click here to help us wrap from 2pm-4pm on Sunday 22 December

Click here to help us wrap from 11am-1pm on Sunday 22 December

Thursday 19 December

Click here to help us wrap on Thursday 19 December from 6pm-9pm

Sign up here to help us wrap on Thursday 19 December from 3pm-5pm

Click here to help us wrap from Noon-2pm on Thursday 19 December

 

If you want to find out more details about the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner please click here

 

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 to. You can help us in three key ways by sharing these links:

1. If you’d like to make a donation to the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner  please click here

2. If you’d like to give one of our guests a Christmas present click here

3. Or if you’d like to sign up to fundraise for the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner through you on-line shopping you can do that  by clicking here
If you register and use Richmond Christmas Day Dinner (Christmas Day Richmond is how we are registered) then away you go.

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

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 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

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.