The Three Christmas Dinners – Contact details

This is my absolute favorite project.  Click for the HOW TO GUIDE. The  aim of the Christmas dinner is that the community come together for the care leaver. There are three Christmas Dinners running this year.   All contact details are below.  Please share this page as much as possible. For the London Christmas Dinner for Care Leavers  write to Katrina Krishnan Doyle at   hackneychristmasdinner2014@gmail.com.     For the Manchester Christmas Dinner for Care Leavers write to Read more [...]

Inspired? I need you.

The best thing I’ve ever done  is to organize Christmas Dinners for Care Leavers between the ages of 16 and 30. This year I’ve created a HOW TO GUIDE which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. Itl shows how rigorous we are in every detail of The Christmas Dinner and how you can do it too. This year The Christmas Dinner will be in  Leeds,  East London & Manchester.  I will be at all the meetings.    We need people with a can do, problem solving,  attitude.  People are the greatest resource of Read more [...]

Merry Christmas to Leeds Manchester & London (So far…)

Hiya and a Merry Christmas to you. It's a bit early for the “Merry Christmas” bombshell but hear me out   This year I’m coordinating three Christmas Dinners for care leavers. One in Leeds one in Manchester and one in East London. Wanna help?   If you are in these areas and can commit to between seven and ten meetings over the last 3 months of 2015 - no need  to be there on Christmas Day - then let me know in the comments below this blog. Christmas Day can be the saddest most distraught Read more [...]

Hackney Christmas Dinner & Manchester Christmas Dinner

In approximately seven meetings over a few months my team in Manchester have found a venue and presents and food and a chef and volunteers for the young care leavers of The North West of England. They will have a magical  Christmas Dinner on Christmas day.   Last year we raised £10,000 (approx) in 30 days via crowdfunder. It has paid for  Manchester Christmas Dinner in 2013 and for this year. Back here in London, in  Hackney,  my other Christmas Dinner team have also found presents, a venue, Read more [...]

I need your help.

Asking for help is a big deal for me. I used to think it  was a sign of weakness. Now I realise it's a sign of strength and development. If you can't ask for help you can't grow. So help me please. With a few people I’m putting on a Christmas Dinner in Hackney  for Care Leavers on Chrsitmas Day.  You can find out all about us - The Christmas Dinner Team -   via our crowdfunding site. With only 14 days left we need a further £1,358 to reach the target But that's not actually why I need your Read more [...]

Hackney Christmas Dinner 2014

The  aim is to provide a Christmas Day Dinner in Hackney for care leavers aged between 18 and 25 on Christmas Day. Many care leavers are sat in flats, B&B’s, hostels, away from family or are sofa surfing and indeed living on the streets on their own at Christmas. Christmas is a reminder of everything they never had. It's often a dreaded day. Not if we can help it. We will put on a scrumptious Christmas meal and create a magical day to remember at a secret location in Hackney. This year  we Read more [...]