For a lot of families this year, it’s not about stocking up on food to fill the Christmas Dinner table, their priority is how they are going to keep everyone fed for the entire holidays. Whilst we work with them to help with that, we want to go one step further and ensure they can also enjoy a couple of stress free hours, filled with food, laughs and togetherness… and that’s where you come in!

This Christmas Eve, we’re looking to invite some of the most vulnerable families we work with into the Youth Zone for the ultimate Christmas Dinner. We’re talking all the trimmings from turkey to sprouts and entertainment from crackers to charades. We also hope to have party games, activities, and much, much more… but everything comes at a cost.

So what are we looking for?

It will cost around £3,000 to host the event for 80 people. We’re therefore looking for an organisation looking to spread some Christmas cheer and give the gift of Christmas by covering the cost. 

What will you get in return?

– The day will be spoken about in event communications as ‘<insert company name here>’s Family Christmas Dinner’

– You will be able to see the Christmas cheer you will be bringing in action as you will have the opportunity for staff to come down and get involved on the day doing anything from dinner service to hosting activities

– We will make sure that everyone knows what an incredible gift you will have provided to those who need that extra bit of joy this year

To get involved or find out more, email our Partnerships Assistant, Lucia at


Matt Hirst is the CEO of leading energy technology provider ESG with over 700 staff and operations in the USA, Canada and the UK. ESG’s UK headquarters are based in Chorley, Lancashire.


ESG empowers global leaders in energy to deliver on the future promise of energy through its SAAS solutions for Customer and Market Data Management and Smart Metering. Matt has a background in Sales and Marketing and led a MBO of UK company Utiligroup in 2014 before it was acquired by ESG in 2017 and has been with the business for 24 years. Matt won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016 as well as being a judge in 2018 and in 2017 his team was awarded the UK Regional and National Mid Market Management Team of the Year awards by the BVCA. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) degree from The University of Salford and a MBA from Lancaster University.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.