The Gold From The Stone Foundation

The Lemn Sissay Foundation! The what? The Lemn Sissay Foundation! “Who the heck does he think he is?”. When a group of friends respectfully asked to set up a foundation in my name to raise and give money to the Christmas dinners, flattery trumped common sense and I said yes But after a little time I realised it was wrong. If I was dead then it would make sense, but I'm alive.  So I put it to the trustees that I wanted the name changed. That was a year ago. I’ve not been able to mention Read more [...]

Christmas Dinner Teams Light up Autumn.

As the dark nights draw closer  Christmas Dinner steering groups  are lighting up throughout the country. The Richmond team have met  twice already   The Leeds team held a fundraiser black tie dinner. They raised  £8,000 for Leeds. Last night I visited the first Wigan Christmas Dinner meeting. I hear Barnsley are up and running for the first time this year. The Manchester Christmas Dinner facebook Group page have over 250 members. I spoke to Canterbur. They Read more [...]