Help create memories that will last a lifetime as the Ellesmere Port Christmas Dinner returns for 2019

Planning is once again underway for a Christmas Day event in Ellesmere Port, sharing a magical festive experience with local care leavers.  

Get involved in 2019

Following on from last year’s success, the event is an opportunity for the community to create a family for care leavers between 18 and 27 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. 

Remaining steering Group Meetings

All held at Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AE

Wednesday 20th November | 5:00 – 6.30pm
Wednesday 27th November | 5:00 – 6.30pm

Wednesday 4th December | 5:00 – 6.30pm
Wednesday 11th December | 5:00 – 6.30pm
Wednesday 18th December | 5:00 – 6.30pm

If you're interested in joining us or would like any more information please email