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The Gold from the Stone Foundation

The Gold from the Stone Foundation

Who we are

The Gold from the Stone Foundation has a single focus: it is our mission to make sure that no care leaver should feel alone.

All donations go towards us achieving that goal.

Our most well known project is The Christmas Dinner. Inspired by TOPE in 2012, The Christmas Dinner Project was founded by Lemn Sissay in Manchester in 2013 with the intention that no care leaver would be left alone on Christmas Day.  The Christmas Dinners are an opportunity for the community to take responsibility for care leavers.

Each The Christmas Dinner is a local project organised entirely by an independent group of volunteers in each area who come together, with planning taking place between September and December each year. The volunteers arrange a venue, presents, a chef, food, transport, volunteers and often so much more – they create magic and memories that will last a lifetime.  In 2019 there were 14 Dinners across the UK.

The Gold from the Stone Foundation raises and distributes funds for the Dinners, coordinates the national initiative and acts as a central point of contact and support.


Your donation will help us achieve our mission at Christmas and throughout the year.

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University Of Manchester,Oxford Road
M13 9PL


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