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 The Christmas Dinners.
For the Leeds Christmas Dinner the next meeting is on 16th October Georges House at 40 Great George St (on the corner near the wedding shop) Leeds LS13DL on 16th October at 3pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the East London Christmas Dinner the next meeting is 21st October above Palm 2, the shop on the corner. The address is 152-156 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0QJ. . Clapton pond at 6.45pm. This group have set up a Facebook Group. Click for info and any questions
For the Manchester Christmas Dinner the next meeting is on 20th October at 1pm at The key 103 offices in Castlefield, Castle Quay, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4PR. Ask any questions about this in the comments under this blog.
The Christmas Dinner is voluntary. The community is caring for the care leaver. And we know that Christmas Day can be the worst of all days for them. All moneys go to the dinner. No admin costs. No worker costs. No institution building and yet rigorous attention to detail (Have a look at the how to guide) and no less than one hundred years experience of professional qualification of working professionally with young people on each steering group. Each area makes it happen by the community for the community.
Now for the money part. A contingency of five thousand pounds for each dinner is vital. This year we are aiming to raise thirty thousand pounds so that we don’t have to fundraise each year. We will be starting a crowdfunding campaign soon. But you can help us now by donating to The Christmas dinner at The Cooperative Bank, Sort Code 08 92 99, Account number 65741757.
Thanks so much for your time. Christmas may feel a million years away but we are creating memories. And that takes time and energy.