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A PAIR of resourceful women who spent time in care will give their Christmas Day to ensure others who might not have a family to go to have a special day.
ine Kelly, a fostering and education DPhil student at Green Templeton College, Oxford, and Megan MacLeod, a part time student and shop worker, are organising their own event after they learned a charity led Christmas Day they enjoyed last year would not be held.
They were only told a fortnight ago that the event run by the Lemn Sissay Foundation in Oxford’s Turl Street Kitchen last year would not be returning but they set out to create their own for people who have grown up in care in Oxfordshire at Ms Kelly’s college.
“I think me and Megan are just a bit overwhelmed about how generous everyone’s been. When we spoke to the (county) council, they said it was a big thing to do but we are very stubborn and will make it successful.”
As part of the fundraising drive,
they want to collect 3,000 so they can pay for the day and buy gifts for the people who attend. So far they’ve got just over 1,000.
Ms Kelly, who is estranged from her parents, said the Christmas Day spent in Oxford last year was the best she’d ever had.
She said: “It was amazing; we all sat down for Christmas dinner. There was a real family feel, I think because we were in a similar situation.
“They asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said I would like Neal’s Oils and when they came out with a whole sack I was overwhelmed.”
She added: “You feel sometimes that society doesn’t care about you so when you have an event like that and people have thought about you,