Our 9th BrightonSoup event, this time at St George’s Hall, in Hangleton.
Everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen is listed below:
Ruth from Young Carers with their Wishes and Wonders project won the vote in £467 in donations.
Simon from Stoneham Bakehouse came back a year later to give us an update, and talk about his new crowdfunding project.
BrightonSoup @ St George’s
Court Farm Road
BN3 7 QR
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 – Educrate
EduCrate’s mission is to support students by fostering links between schools in the UK and around the world, promoting global awareness and advocating educational equality.
EduCrate’s mission is to support students by fostering links between schools in the UK and around the world, promoting global awareness and advocating educational equality. They link local schools to international schools in need usually chosen due to their poverty status; they’re struggling to provide adequate levels of basic school resources, and ensure their students can use education to get themselves out of poverty. Their first step is to collect and then ship bespoke educational resources to those in need, turning waste into want. EduCrate’s job is to get those crates from A to B.
Pitching: Jemma Sheppard
2 – Awareness for invisible illnesses and fundraising for Guide Dogs UK
Nazan is passionate about raising awareness for invisible illness as it’s a subject very close to her heart. She is holding an event that she believes will be beneficial to anyone who’s struggling with an invisible illness. She will doing a motivational talk based on her journey and how she’s been inspired by it.
It will benefit everyone with an invisible illness, and people who are close to someone who has an invisible illness. The speeches will inspire people to not let their circumstances limit them. There will also be a Q&A and interview from a blind person who owns a guide dog to show how beneficial a guide dog can be through daily struggles of a person who’s not sighted. There will, be a raffle and live music from 4 different bands including someone who is visually impaired in each band. Nazan will also be creating a promotional video for the event that is edited with a filter of how she see’s. All money raised by the event will be donated to GUIDE DOGS UK.
Pitching: Nazan Kaplankiran
3 – Portslade Tool Library
To set up Brighton and Hove’s first Tool Library. Why buy a tool when you can borrow one from a neighbour that you’ve never met before? The tool library will help people save money and waste less, but also cultivate a happier and more sustainable community. Their vision is to create a place where people can borrow objects, share ideas, and connect with others.
Pitching: Sophie Passmore
4 – Young Carers
Supporting young carers who care for an adult or family member with an illness or disability. As part of this work they provide respite breaks and aspirational activities which allow young carers to form social and support networks, have a break from caring, as well as build skills and aspirations for their futures.
The Wishes and Wonders project will work with a group of young people and a local musical and digital artist to develop a soundscape piece reflecting the young carers hope and dreams. This will be both a memory making experience as well as producing a permanent piece of work that will aid raising awareness of young carers who remain a deeply hidden but vulnerable section of society.
Pitching: Ruth Sullivan
Soup & Food
These souper-stars provided 6 delicious soups (with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options) to all of our guests.
Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept
Sweet Potato and Lentil with Smoked Paprika
Sam Redfern – TRJFP Volunteer
Caldo Verde with Chorizo
Split Chickpea, Spinach & Masala Soup
Creamy Butternut Squash, Carrot and Lentil
Thank you to the awesome Rooz from Rooz and The Carnivalé for coming in last minute and playing some great tunes.
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!
Thanks to Mike Wardill , Caz O’Kane, Olivia Canham and Sarah Gibbons being part of the project selection team.
Thank you Lizzie Batten for once again spending the evening with Peter in the kitchen. Thanks also to Ros Morris for helping us set up and again along with Shauna Pentony, Jessie Roberts, Hilary Smith and many others clearing up. And thanks to Steph Shaw and Charlie Anjos for doing the photography.
Please forgive us if we missed anyone out, just let us know so we can update the page.