by Barnsley's Care Leavers Christmas Dinner in Barnsley, , United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd December 2021 we successfully raised £1,105 with 20 supporters in 62 days

The aim of our project is to raise funds in order to give care leavers, who would otherwise be alone, a fantastic Christmas Day.

by Barnsley's Care Leavers Christmas Dinner in Barnsley, , United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we exceed our target the funds will be used towards next years event.

The Christmas Dinner is an annual project founded by poet Lemn Sissay MBE, himself a care leaver, the project has grown since first being set up in Manchester in 2013.

The dinners are organised locally by a steering group made up of volunteers who come together to ensure that care leavers are not left alone and that they have some magical memories of Christmas. 

This will be our fourth year in Barnsley, last year we had to do things very differently due to the pandemic but we still ensured that our care leavers, and their children, had a good Christmas. We can only do this thanks to the generosity of our supporters and this year we are asking for your help again to raise the funds we need to ensure that we can reach the young people who need us the most. 

Our project is run by one of our care leavers, our steering group is made up of volunteers from the community who are all passionate about providing Barnsley care leavers with a day to remember.

Thank you for your support, it really does make a difference. 

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