It’s One minute to Christmas Day 2014

It’s Christmas Eve. Both the Manchester and London teams have packed the presents and designed the rooms and prepped the meals. Each dinner sits  65 care leavers.   Two dedicated teams of eight individuals have organized each dinner over three months. They began with nothing but their imagination and professional skills..   We have built this from the ground up.  It is  the community holding the care leaver in mind.    We are equally served in serving. This fact is important – crucial 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 [...]

Russell Brand and The Hackney Christmas Dinner

I’ve two tales to share. One is The Hackney Christmas Dinner for Care Leavers and the other is about Russell Brand. I'll start with the former.  At last The Hackney Christmas Dinner Crowdfunder site is now up.   We are looking to fund a  Christmas Dinner party in East London for 65 care leavers between 18 and 25 years on Christmas Day. The Christmas Dinner in Hackney is run by Bobbi Byrne. Bobbi's email is  The Hackney Christmas Dinner team are a group Read more [...]