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Care Leavers Christmas Lunch at Northern College

January 18, 2024

The Care Leavers 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. Northern College was approached to host the Barnsley project Christmas dinner which we were very excited to support.  The dinners are organised locally by a steering group, led by Beth Goodliffe (herself a Care Leaver), who come together throughout the year planning and fundraising to ensure that care leavers in Barnsley are not left alone at Christmas.
The dinner was a massive success and we would like to give a massive shout out to Thomas Franks Catering, Frank BothwellSteve RutherfordDarren Marshall for donating, preparing and serving a magnificent Christmas feast. To the volunteers and steering group of Barnsley Care Leavers Christmas dinner for their massive fund-raising efforts to buy/make gifts, wrapping everything up and volunteer on the day. 
We are proud to have hosted a fabulous day for our Barnsley young people, a great Northern Christmas! This is how memories are made at Northern College.

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