I’m eating breakfast at The Chancellors Hotel on Christmas Eve because this year I’m attending The Manchester Christmas Dinner. Whoop Whoop
This is a movement. The Christmas Dinners are lighting up the country. They come to life because of dedicated steering group members who’ve been meeting (since september!) throughout the dark days of winter. It is their community spirit, team work and self belief.
Each dinner has a facebook page. Click on the links to see Birmingham, Canterbury, Read more […]
Through restoring community, renewing civic life and claiming our place in the world, we build a society in which our extraordinary nature – our altruism, empathy and deep connection – is released. A kinder world stimulates and normalises our kinder values. – George Monbiot
We mobilise local communities across the UK to put on scrumptious and magical Christmas Day dinners for care leavers turning Christmas into a time to cherish. It takes one person ( How to Guide) to start a Christmas Read more […]
In this blog I am going to make you feel good (possibly) and ask for your help. The Christmas Dinner for care leavers was inspired by The Tope Project in 2012. . In 2013 the first Christmas dinner was held in Manchester. In 2014 Manchester and Hackney. In 2015 Manchester, Hackney and Leeds and in 2016 a Christmas dinner took place for care leavers in Manchester, London, Leeds, Liverpool and Oxford. Here’s a BBC piece that went on Christmas Day 2016.
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The Oxford Christmas Dinner team are incredible and they’ve done some amazing work in making a brilliant Christmas Dinner last year. I received this message in September and wish them all well for the future.
We would like to let you know after much consideration, The Oxfordshire Christmas Dinner Steering Group have decided they are unable to commit the time needed to host a Christmas dinner in 2017.
The incredible network of volunteers and academic institutions that Read more […]
Here are Facebook page links for all the previous Christmas Dinners 1. Manchester 2. Hackney 3.Leeds 4. Liverpool 5. Oxfordshire. A few months ago representatives from each dinner came together in Southend. That’s us in the photographs. We spent days comparing and contrasting our dinners.
We now have a brand new Christmas Dinner How To Guide. It’s everything you need to put on a Christmas Dinner in your area for vulnerable 18 – 25 year old care leavers. Scroll through Read more […]