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£14,740
raised of £12,000 target by 183 supporters

    Weʼve raised £14,740 to provide a Christmas Day to remember for local care leavers

    Richmond
    Funded on Friday, 25th February 2022

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    Richmond Christmas Day Dinner is now in it's fifth year! This is only possible due to the incredible generosity of the local community.

    Our aim is to bring together 50 care leavers from Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow on Christmas Day. Our guests are care leavers, aged 18-25 who have spent all or some of their childhood in care and now live independently. They are bright, young, resilient people who may otherwise spend Christmas Day alone. Some of our guest have been coming every year since the first year and it is now a Christmas tradition for them.

    Every year, everything is donated, from time and trees, to mince pies and crackers, wrapping skills and presents. Our guests always tell us they are blown away by the care, warmth, effort and hospitality provided by the event. Last year we were able to deliver Christmas to them but this year we are very hopeful that we will all be under the same roof again celebrating Christmas together.

    Your donation goes much further than enabling us to buy presents and ingredients for dinner. It shows our guests that they are visible, valued and cared for by their community. With your help, we’ll create some beautiful Christmas memories to last a lifetime.

    Do check out christmasdayrichmond.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter in the countdown to Christmas.

    £5 will buy 5 present sacks to hold our wonderful gifts

    £15 will provide a hamper of essential foods and toiletries for our young care leavers

    £25 will buy a Netflix voucher so our deserving guests can enjoy 4 months of films and TV shows

    £50 will put a hot Christmas meal on the table for 5 guests

    £100 would treat five young care leavers to a Just Eat voucher for a takeaway treat

    £200 can buy one care leaver a star present! We'll keep this one under wraps for now so not to spoil the surprise!

    Any surplus donations will be used to meet the needs of local care leavers throughout the year. A minimal amount will be used to cover admin costs.

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    • The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner10 months ago
      The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

      The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

      10 months ago

      A huge thanks to every single one of you who donated to the Richmond Christmas Day Dinner, you absolutely smashed the target! What an incredible community. Thanks to you, 50 care leavers & 10 of their children had an amazing Christmas Day making new memories to last a lifetime. With surplus funds we can support care leavers after Christmas too. Thank you for showing such care towards these wonderful young adults who are so deserving of this day. The effects of this are felt long after the decorations come down. Wishing you a wonderful 2022! X

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    • The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner1 year ago
      The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

      The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

      1 year ago

      Wow what an incredible community we have showing so much love for our care leavers. Thank you all so much for your generous donations which has got us to 75% of our fundraising target!! You donations will have a direct impact on the 50 guests (and 10 children) coming to this very special day. Presents are being bought including the very special star present for each guest, taxis are being booked and the venue is being transformed into a magical space. All thanks to you all.

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    Supporters

    183

    • Synergy Medical Communication

      Synergy Medical Communication

      Jan 11, 2022

      £400.00

    • Janet Bazley

      Janet Bazley

      Jan 1, 2022

      With all good wishes for the great work you do

      £50.00

    • Dwayne.D

      Dwayne.D

      Dec 24, 2021

      £20.00

    • Andrew Hughes

      Andrew Hughes

      Dec 24, 2021

      Merry Christmas guys

      £30.00

    • Margaret Le Franc

      Margaret Le Franc

      Dec 24, 2021

      Merry Christmas

      £30.00

    • Hilary Beck

      Hilary Beck

      Dec 24, 2021

      Merry Christmas

      £30.00

    • Iain McMillan

      Iain McMillan

      Dec 23, 2021

      Hope you have a great day

      £40.00

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    The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

    The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner

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    We are a group of volunteers who organise a Christmas Day Event for local care leavers.

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