The Manchester Christmas Dinner

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:45:00 GMT

Once again the University will provide a venue for the Manchester Christmas Dinner.

The Christmas Dinner is an annual project founded by Lemn Sissay OBE for communities to provide an amazing Christmas Day for Care Leavers aged between 18 and 25. Our vision is that that no Care Leaver should feel alone on Christmas Day.

Each Dinner is organised locally by a steering group of people who come together to make the Christmas Day magic happen.

The Manchester Dinner is now in its 9th year and after the break in communal celebrations forced by the 2020 lockdown, we will be returning to a Christmas Day extravaganza in a University of Manchester venue with volunteer chefs and a traditional turkey dinner.

There will be Christmas decorations, cheesy Christmas tunes and plenty of presents, but we know that some of our wonderful guests are not yet ready to return to a communal meal, so we will also be making Christmas Eve and Christmas Day food and gift deliveries.

Find out what this event means to our guests in this video from the 2019 Dinner.

The Manchester Dinner would not be possible without the support of our wonderful local community and there are lots of ways you can help: