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 it below.
There is also interest in Southend, Birmingham, Islington and Cornwall. Scotland has Christmas Dinners inspired by us too. If you now someone insiring who may be interested in putting this on then please tell them. You can download the new Christmas Dinner How To Guide. Then all you have to do is get fifteen people around a table for that first meeting in September. Good Luck. There is a five thousand pound contingency for every Christmas Dinner. I will raise the money with help of friends. As an example of how beautiful this project is take a look at Oxfordshire who put on a Christmas Dinner for the first time last year.
This is also a nudge to Mancehster, Oxford, Leeds, Hackney and Liverpool. If you want to do it again you’ll need to rally the troops for that first meeting and you’ll need to advertise your progress on your facebook pages. I know some of you are ahead of me on this. I urge all Christmas Dinners to allocate one or two people to become Co-op member pioneers.