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Leeds Christmas Dinner 201706.12.17

Spire Barristers is again supporting the Leeds Christmas Dinner !! The Christmas Dinner is an annual project founded by the poet Lemn Sissay MBE for communities to provide a Christmas Day for up to 50 care leavers aged between 16 and 25. This is the THIRD year a Christmas Dinner has been held in Leeds.

The Christmas Dinner is an annual project founded by the poet Lemn Sissay MBE for communities to provide a Christmas Day for care leavers aged between 18 and 25.

One they’ll never forget!

Our Vision: no care leaver will be alone on Christmas Day

Our Mission: We will mobilise local communities across the UK to put on scrumptious and magical Christmas Day dinners for Care Leavers aged between 18 and 25, turning Christmas into a time to cherish.

There are Christmas Dinner projects across the country – Hackney, Islington, Southend, Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral, Sheffield and Leeds. It’s growing!

Our team of volunteers are diverse and from mixed disciplines: care professionals, professional creatives etc., teachers, lawyers, doctors, ex mechanics, anybody… They embody the values of The Christmas Dinner and come together to realise the vision.

Our team of volunteers look after every element of the event, from present wrapping, collecting food donations, dressing the venue, to helping cook and entertain on the big day itself.

One major aim of the The Christmas Dinner is collaboration – to build a community around the care leavers, our guests, and create a caring sharing ‘family’.

If you want to collaborate with us let us know! Whether you’re creative or not, whether you can cook or not, there’s something you can donate whether it’s skills or goods we can use.

It’s really a great day to be part of – to find out what we’ve done so far, have a look at our photos on the Facebook page, follow on Twitter for updates @TCDLeeds too.

And drop us an email to get involved: TCDLeeds@Gmail.com

Watch a film of the first Dinner in 2015 (Youtube)

Christmas Dinner Leeds volunteers

Christmas Dinner Leeds volunteers (Feb. 2017)

Our team of volunteers look after every element of the event, from present wrapping, collecting food donations, dressing the venue, to helping cook and entertain on the big day itself.

PLEASE SUPPORT A CARE LEAVER by visiting the Amazon Wish list and buy a gift for one of the  Christmas Dinner Guests

Thank You

Liz Shaw

Spire Barristers