The second Ellesmere Port Christmas Dinner was a big success and help create memories that will last a lifetime 

Thanks to all those who volunteered thier time and all those who donated presents and money towards this magical festive experience with local care leavers.  

Scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look at the photos from the day, captured brilliantly by Nick Carrillo. 

We will soon be sharing a video from the day too - watch this space! 

This annual event is an opportunity for the community to create a family for care leavers between 18 and 25 and give them a Christmas they’ll never forget. 

The Christmas Dinner is not a charity or a Social Enterprise, nor an organisation. It is a project organised entirely by an independent group of volunteers who arrange a venue, presents, a chef, food, transport, volunteers and often so much more — they create magic and memories on Christmas Day that will last a lifetime.  

The event which now runs nationally was inspired by Manchester poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay who spent much of his childhood in care and recognised that young people who had been raised in foster care or care homes often lacked support once they left the care system aged 18.  

Your commitment is what makes The Christmas Dinner happen. Your belief in community is what makes this happen. Your determination to make a difference is what makes this happen. Your perseverance is what makes this happen. 

Let’s make this happen. 

If you're interested in joining us or would like any more information please email ellesmereportxmasdinner@gmail.com