Nasseema Crowley explains why she is involved with Christmas Day Richmond

I got involved with The Christmas Day Dinner because of an email circulated by Sian at work.  I will start by saying that my decision to become involved is because I am an ingrate!

I looked after my mother for several years and when her Dementia/ Alzheimer’s, became too much for me to handle on my own, I had to put her in a Nursing Home.

She has been there for a couple of years now and during Christmas I usually go to my son’s or brother’s home for Christmas Day.  But I really don’t want to be “taken care of” at this time of year – though I know they do not view it in that way.

I LOVE my little family, but I am ridiculously independent and proud, and this is a way for me to do my own thing and them to know that I will not be alone (far from it!) on Christmas Day.  I am really looking forward to the day and hope my poor contribution to the event will be of some help.

Christmas Day Richmond needs more people like Nasseema to volunteer. Get involved by clicking here and following in her footsteps

Why I’m committed to Christmas Day Richmond – by Dee Marshall

Several years ago I was listening to a radio programme discussing care leavers and in particular what was an ‘appropriate’ age for them to leave care and fend for themselves. (Do any of us ever feel ready for that?!)

I was full of admiration for these young people, many of whom had overcome an extremely difficult start in life.

So when I heard about this brilliant initiative I jumped at the chance to help provide the Christmas extravaganza they deserve! 

Together let’s spread the joy of Christmas! It’s our chance to show we care.

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Together let’s spread the joy of Christmas! It’s our chance to show we care.



Why I’m on the Guests’ Team – David Glover

“I have previously volunteered and spent time working with older people around the festive period and have always found it to be extremely important to tackle isolation.

My current role now involves working with children and this project sounded too good to not be a part of.

I love our steering group – it’s a great thing to be involved with and we hope to provide a fantastic Christmas to as many young people as possible.”