BrightonSoup @ The Bridge 23rd Sept 2016

Our 7th BrightonSoup event, this time at The Bridge, Moulsecoomb.

Everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen is listed below:

2016-09-23-213025-088-sla-copyElaine Ortiz from The Hummingbird Project won the vote and £462 in donations.

Julian Saurin from Free University Brighton came and to give us an update on how things have been since winning the last event.


The Venue

BrightonSoup @ The Bridge
Lucraft Road

A big thanks to Sam Courtney and her team for inviting us and all their help and support.

The Projects

Thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you.

There were 4 projects on the night and though they all shared the pot, they’re all still need your help & support.

If you can help please get in touch with them directly or use our contact form.

1 – Cook and Crèche

Cook and Crèche is a project run by the Foodshed Co-op in association the Salvation Army Brighton. It addresses the twin disadvantages relating to healthy eating on a tight budget and accessing affordable child care, by providing a safe, fun and educational space for low income and single parent families to learn, support and feed each other.

We need funds to pay for room hire, registered childminders for the crèche, teaching insurance, and ingredients for the cooking

Pitching: Debbie Hardy

Debbie Hardy


2 – republic

republic offers an overarching learning and development path through coffee, for the hardest to reach young people in Brighton & Hove. With focused sessions where training and national qualifications are given, work experience and employability pathways and every member of the project receives mentoring & support throughout. The money raised will help support the project.

Pitching: Xavier Armani

Xavier Armani


3 – The Bike Hub

The Bike Hub is a volunteer run community cycle workshop, providing free/affordable access to tools, parts and facilities in a friendly and supportive environment to enable more people to maintain their own bikes and develop the skills required. Enabling users and volunteers to develop cycle maintenance skills and confidence, particularly those on low income for whom shop repairs may be prohibitively expensive, creating a friendly, sociable and supportive space where people of all ages and backgrounds can meet and learn from each other.

We are working in partnership with the University of Brighton Students Union and the funds will help them set up at their new location at Preston Barracks.

Pitching: Duncan Blinkhorn

Duncan Blinkhorn
07944 152706


4 – The Hummingbird Project (Winner)

The Hummingbird Project provide aid and solidarity with Europe and across the world. Their current project is to help the hundreds of unaccompanied child in the Calais camp, by encouraging new foster families in Brighton & Hove to use the the recent Dubs amendment to allow them to take a child in.

The money will be used to promote the campaign.

Pitching: Elaine Ortiz2016-09-23-193659-0341-cda-copy

Elaine Ortiz
07835 164 911



Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 5 delicious soups (with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options) to all of our guests.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept
Pumpkin, Lime and Ginger

Lizzie Batten
Persian Lamb Broth

Sam Redfern – TRJFP Volunteer
Mexican Black Bean Soup

Connie Devlin @ The Bridge Kitchen
Late Summer Vegetable
Spiced Moroccan Tomato & Chickpea

Thanks to all our chefs and to everyone that brought food to share.


Thank you to the very talented Harry Osborne for entertaining us on the night.



Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are the local (and some national) businesses that supported us with donations and some amazing raffle prizes. Without these contributions we couldn’t afford to cover the cost of hosting the event so that all the ticket donations can go to the winner.

So a HUGE thank you!


The Volunteers

Thanks to Olivia from Community Base for her continuing support and  to Caz O’Kane and Sam Hart for being part of the project selection.

Thank you Judy Sweeney for once again spending the evening helping Peter and Lizzie in the kitchen. Steph Shaw for the photography, And of course all those that helped us clear up afterwards.










Please forgive us if we missed anyone out, just let us know so we can update the page.

Check out the event photos here.

Team Soup















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