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People in care are amazing, they deal with the darkest situation with incredible light. There is a prejudice in our society against young people in care and I want to help us reverse that.
The Christmas Dinner Project
The Christmas Dinner Project started in Manchester in 2013 with a simple vision:
“No care leaver will be alone at Christmas.”
We mobilise local communities across the UK to put on scrumptious and magical Christmas Day dinners for care leavers aged between 18 and 25, turning Christmas into a time to cherish.
This year we need to raise £25,000 to fund the Christmas Dinners up and down the county to hold a special day for our guests. Donations are still welcome to the Lemn Sissay Foundation.
A helping hand from Co-op
This year, thanks to Co-op, our guests will be going home with a bag full of Co-op food supplies. Co-op Member Pioneers and colleagues will also be helping by wrapping presents and making sure everything is ready for the day.
Co-op are helping in other ways too, the Local Community Fund help to fund projects which tackle loneliness among disadvantaged young people, including care leavers.
How you can get involved
If you want to volunteer at your local Christmas Dinner, contact the following volunteers:
- Leeds: email@example.com
- Manchester: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hackney: hackneyXmasdinner@gmail.com
- Stockport: email@example.com
- Sheffield: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richmond: email@example.com
- Birmingham: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Canterbury: email@example.com
- Wirral: firstname.lastname@example.org