BrightonSoup @ Community Base 2nd Dec 2016

Our 8th BrightonSoup event, this time at Community Base, in the centre of town.

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


Rohan Lowe and Chloe Smith for their Learning Disability Voices Network film project, supported by Dawn Thorpe of Brighton & Hove Speak Out.

They received £398.35 in donations.

We had no returning winner at this event.

community base logoThe Venue

BrightonSoup @ Community Base
113 Queens Road

A big thanks to Olivia Canham and her team for 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 they are always looking for extra help and support.

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

1 – The Learning Disability Voices Network (Winner)

The Learning Disability Voices Network is a project run by Brighton & Hove Speak Out.


They’re a group of people with learning difficulties (PWLD) who aim to connect PWLD across Brighton and Hove and raise their profile and challenge peoples perceptions. They work hard to encourage people with learning disabilities to get involved in democracy so that they can influence the decisions that are being made for them. They will work with a film-maker, co-produce it, learn various film making skills along the way, and release a film about their work, sharing their stories and change attitudes.

Pitching: Rohan Lowe & Chloe Smith15304320_1299888283406652_2983497271017391924_o

Rohan Lowe (and Project Worker Dawn Thorpe)


2 – Little Green PigProject Logo - Little Green Pig

This Is My City is Little Green Pig’s newest project. They are an education charity which provides free writing workshops to some of the most disadvantaged children in Brighton & Hove. It’s a ten-week project for forty 8-11 year olds from areas of high deprivation.

Working alongside professional writers and supported by  volunteers, these children will produce a travel guide about Brighton & Hove, by young people for young people. They need to buy the essential resources to make this project a success, such as stationery, refreshments and bus tickets for participants. 

Pitching: Emily Hogan

Emily Hogan


3 – Ox Therapy Centre

Holistic Happiness has set up the Ox Therapy Centre to continue and develop therapeutic support for children with trauma and their families, using a wide range of approaches such as mindfulness, art and music, holistic therapies and psychotherapy.

They already work with groups for parents, and individual sessions with children, they have also begun to work with adoptive families. They need further funding for development including work with other therapists and finding a secure base for all the support to be offered.

Pitching: Denise Baldock

Denise Baldock



4 – Elder Abuse Recovery Service (EARS)


The Elder Abuse Recovery Service is a specialist befriending service, supporting elder abuse victims after the abuse has been ended. The need for this service was identified following research which highlighted the lack of support available to these people when ‘cases’ have been closed and help they were receiving may also have to end, as professionals and support workers move on to other clients.

EARS uses volunteers in outreach and telephone support roles to provide personal and practical support to older victims of abuse. Clients will benefit as they regain their confidence and independence and start to re-build their lives. The donations they recieve help fund core costs, which include: volunteers’ expenses for casework, travel, stationery, phones, personal security alarms, on-going EARS training, external courses, attendance at team meetings etc.

Pitching: Gail Shanahan

Gail Shanahan
07508 823975



Soup & Food

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

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Lentil and Pumpkin

Lizzie Batten
Lamb Scotch Broth

Sam Redfern – TRJFP Volunteer
Mexican Tortilla

Matteo Watkins
Cream of Tomato with Piquillo Peppers

Joanna Gray
Cumin Spiced Carrot and Butternut Squash

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


Thank you to the very talented Birte Paulsen and Paul 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!

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The Volunteers

Thanks to Olivia Canham and and Caz O’Kane being part of the project selection team.

Thank you Lizzie Batten for once again spending the evening with Peter in the kitchen – and Snapper Sherwin for helping wash up. Thanks also to Lisa Hartley for helping us set up and Steph Shaw for doing the photography. And Jessie for being very helpful. And of course, for all 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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