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.

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. And we are so delighted to hear that they will be helping us again in 2019!

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

If you want to join Raleigh Road United Church in supporting the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner for care leavers then you can in three easy ways:

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.

 

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.