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Warm Christmas Meal Appeal - Changing Lives - North East from $7.00

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What does this offer include?


  • Donate a warm meal to a local person in need this Christmas Eve
  • Every donation supports Changing Lives and the people they support all over the North East helping those in real need in our community.
  • Choose to make a one-off donation for Christmas Eve or choose to donate monthly to help Changing Lives with its outreach work all year around.

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The Offer

The Christmas Eve meal event is officially returning this Christmas Eve at Café 16 in Newcastle Cathedral, and Changing Lives need the support and kindness from the North East community. 


Changing Lives began as a soup kitchen in 1970 and are we now a nationwide charity helping people facing the most challenging of circumstances make positive change - for good. We support people who are experiencing homelessness, unemployment, in recovery or facing abuse or exploitation.


Every year, Changing Lives support thousands of people to overcome the challenges they face and go on to live happy, independent, fulfilling lives. We believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We know that given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better.


Café 16 in Newcastle Cathedral will open its doors to Changing Lives this Christmas Eve and their amazing team will be on hand to serve people in real need in our community a hot meal and spread some festive joy too. 


For just £5 your donation will provide a warm Christmas Eve dinner to someone less fortunate in our local community. For many it may be the only Christmas gift they get - show you care by giving this small Christmas gift which will make someone’s Christmas.


Café 16 opened in Newcastle Cathedral in summer 2021, following the Cathedral’s redevelopment supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which has made the building a more accessible and versatile space. The café is staffed by a team of prison leavers, led, trained and mentored by the Oswin Project – offering the chance to learn new skills and find a new direction on release.


As rough sleeping increases by 26% in 2022, the number of bed spaces available to people experiencing homelessness has increased by a fifth. Changing Lives has seen an increase in people needing their support due to the cost-of-living crisis. The cost of living has had a devastating impact on people with existing vulnerabilities, many of the people we support are already deeply affected by experiences of poverty and disadvantage.


In 2022, over 80% of Changing Lives services had seen an increase in the number of people who were no longer able to make ends meet. Experiences of food poverty and hunger are becoming commonplace.


Changing Lives and Newcastle Cathedral have collaborated several times as part of the Cathedral’s Lantern Initiative, which, inspired by the building’s Lantern Tower, aims to be a beacon for people navigating difficult circumstances in life.


Instead of buying that festive coffee or sending out Christmas Cards, why not take that saving and donate £5 and you could make someone’s Christmas. Should the fundraising total more than they need on the day, the money will provide the below for people facing poverty in the North-East this winter (and our support all year round):

  • An essential food parcel. 
  • A toiletry pack for anyone accessing their services.


This year more than ever, Changing Lives need help and support to enable their work to continue to provide longer-term, meaningful support to people in our community and therefore we have introduced an option as well as a one-off donation to make a small monthly donation to help support people who need it all year round.  


Donate now and make someone’s Christmas…


See Alfie Joey's give his message on why you should donate on the North East Updates YouTube channel: Watch here:

Alfie Joey Newcastle





As well as donations we are also looking for your help to grow our campaign and help as many people are possible in our local North East community.


Once you have donated Click here to share our campaign on social media to help both spread the message but encourage others to donate. Even if you are not in a position to donate yourself by simply sharing it will help us spread awareness and get even more donations to have the biggest impact.


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If you are fundraising for this great cause or if your business is able to get involved - message us at, we would love to hear from you and help.



Stay tuned to social media on Christmas day to see the total raised and what your donations have enabled….



If your able to place any posters up at your workplace or anywhere else please see below and contact us if you need any bigger..



If you are able to volunteer on the day you can do so between 9am-3pm by emailing



A special thank you to for covering - Donate a Warm Christmas Meal Appeal - North East News Sports and Offers - North East Updates


You can also hear the Newcastle Charity Single which is supporting the appeal here: 

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Newcastle Cathedral 

St Nicholas Square
Newcastle upon Tyne


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