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BrightonSoup @ Community Base – Friday 30th Nov 2018

For our 16th BrightonSoup event, we returned to our spiritual home, Community Base, in the heart of Brighton.

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


The Venue 

Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3XG

Thanks to Olivia Canham for letting us be here again.


The Projects & Pitchers

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you!

Silvina de Vita pitched and won £415 in donations for her Arts & Crafts Project, helping to bring people together over creative activities.

As always, the other projects are still looking for help and support. If you can help, then please get in touch with them directly (details below) or use our contact form.


1 – Brighton Bricks

Brighton Bricks is an adult fan of Lego group that holds regular events and smaller exhibitions.

In February 2019, they hope to put on a Lego Show at the Brighton Unitarian Church that will display the builds of members, as well as promoting the mental health benefits of the activity through their relationship with community groups.

Pitching: Nick Bright

Contact: Nick Bright

Email: nick@brightgreenpenguin.com

Website: brightonbricks.com

Twitter: @BrightonBricks

Facebook: facebook.com/BrightonBricks


2 – My Papercut Forest – The Arts & Crafts Project (Winner)

Our group meets every other Wednesday morning at The Bevy Pub to do arts & crafts together. Sometimes we bring experts to run classes, other times members of the group lead the classes. The classes are to help stimulate creativity, foster confidence, create friendships and address isolation.We used our first season of classes to explore different types of arts and crafts, one type in each session. This enabled our participants to find out which ones stimulated them the most.

It’s a community group which gets together and makes art and crafts, with an emphasis on enjoyment and togetherness not proficiency in arts and crafts. In doing this we have already helped people avoid isolation, helped people with their mental health problems, and helped people feel more confident in new or forgotten skills, whether that is on the arts and crafts or socialising side of things. We also have seen the satisfaction that comes from sharing knowledge and skills in the group. We include residents from all backgrounds and hopefully the participants will get a sense of belonging and make new friends.

Pitching: Silvina De Vita

Contact: Silvina De Vita 

Mobile: 07925 295 382

Email: silvina.dv@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/405377546661308

Twitter: @silvina_dv


3 –  My Brighton & Hove Photo Project

MY BRIGHTON & HOVE Photo Project is a social enterprise run by volunteers. We provide opportunity for people affected by homelessness to share perspectives, building confidence through photography. In June we gave 100 single-use cameras to individuals with experience of homelessness, 13 photographs were chosen and turned in to a calendar. Our current mission is to sell the calendars (printing was funded by a crowdfunding appeal) and to continue creative opportunities for individuals with experience of homelessness in Brighton and Hove. All proceeds raised from calendar sales go back in to the project.

Pitching: Lucy Groenewoud

Contact: Lucy Groenewoud

Mobile:  07834 338 263

Email: lucy@mybrightonphotoproject.com

Website: mybrightonphotoproject.com

Facebook: facebook.com/mybrightonandhovephotoproject

Twitter: @mybrightonhove


4 – Cross Over Brighton

Crossover Street Kitchen, a registered charity, is a food truck that serves a free hot breakfast for the rough sleeping and vulnerable community in Brighton and Hove.  We are the only hot breakfast service over the weekend for this community.  We have consistently worked on Morley St every Saturday and Sunday 52 weeks a year for nearly 5 straight years.   

Food is primarily sourced from Fareshare, with guests receiving a hot Bacon and Egg sandwich with occasional extras of grilled onions or mushrooms and sometimes cheese.  We have hot tea/coffee/hot chocolate and various cereals.  On top of that we aim to provide a savoury takeaway such as Higgidy pies or sausage roll and a sweet takeaway such as cake, yoghurt or chocolates. 

Pitching: Daniel & Tamara Jackson

Contact: Daniel Jackson

Mobile: 07523 159 869

Email: djackson@holmsted.org.uk

Website:  crossoverbrighton.org 

Facebook: facebook.com/crossoverbrighton


The Contributors

Music – Jiminy Brooke

A massive thank you to Jiminy Brooke for entertaining us on the evening with a superb set of originals and covers.


Soup and Food

These souper stars provided a delicious menu of 5 tasty soups to all of our guests – vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – something for everyone.

A big thanks to Jim Gray for once again bringing along some of his delicious freshly made bread! And to everyone else that brought food to share.


Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are the local people and businesses (and some national) that supported us with some amazing raffle prizes. These contributions often cover the cost of hosting the event so that all the ticket income and donations can go to the winner.

We raised £249 so a HUGE thank you!

And also a very lovely thank you to Ellie Birch, who donated £300 as part of her Lloyds Bank staff community donation – and helping out out on the night.


The Volunteers 

A special thanks to:

  • Michael Anjos, Michael Keene, Saffron Mawby, David Pritchard and Caz O’Kane for joining our project selection team for this event.
  • Lizzie Batten, for again providing lovely soup and spending the evening serving people.
  • Alex Keene for taking some brilliant photos.
  • Our superb volunteers, Sharon Barrow, Clare Finn, Tenzin,  Annalise Macbeth and Shelley Brown for coming along to help us set up on the day and hang around to clear up after.
  • And a massive big thank you to everyone who helped clear up on the night!

What a souper lovely bunch of people you all are!

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

Until next time!

Team Soup

BrightonSoup @ All Saints – Friday 28th September 2018

For our 15th BrightonSoup event, we returned to All Saints in Hove.

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


The Venue 

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All Saints
The Drive
Hove
BN3 3QE

 

 

 


The Projects & Pitchers

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you!

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Laura Darrall pitched for Caritas  and won the vote for their Meals for The Homeless project. They received £448!

As always, we like to mention that the other projects are still looking for help and support. If you can help, then please get in touch with them directly (details below) or use our contact form.


1 – Sew & Grow in the Community

Sew and Grow in the Community would create a safe space for women to build confidence, strengthen community bonds and open up conversations around the impact of domestic abuse whilst learning valuable sewing skills. 43772994_2060560064006133_2472751163527659520_o

The first course is for women from the BME community who have expressed a desire to learn sewing skills as a way to save and make money.

Pitching: Sue McFarlane

Contact:

Email: mesew.sue@gmail.com


2 – All Saints – Caritas (Winner)

Logo - Caritas (All Saints)

Since 2013, Caritas has provided a monthly Sunday lunch for homeless and vulnerably housed people, and those who feel excluded or on the periphery of society. It is held at All Saints Church Hall. Much of the food cooked is donated by Fairshare- an organisation which redistributes supermarket food that is about to go out of date.

Pitching: Laura Darrall 43647267_2060560380672768_8058011168792379392_o

Contact:

Laura on 07515 940 639

Email: pastoralassistant@allsaintshove.org

Website:  allsaintshove.org

Facebook: facebook.com/allsaintshove


3 –  Market Beans – Coffee With A Social Purpose

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Market Beans is a brand new social enterprise providing young people with a learning disability and/or autism with work skills and barista training to increase their employability. We will have fun with our trainees selling a range of high quality coffee at community events, festivals and in public spaces from a ‘coffee bike’, which we will cycle to the location, supplementing battery power with solar panels to minimise the environmental impact of the project.

Pitching: Katherine Wynne & Roger Lightbown

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Katherine on 07943 401 830

Email: katherine@marketbeans.org

Website: marketbeans.org

Facebook: facebook.com/marketbeans

Twitter: twitter.com/marketbeans


4 – No Labels, No Limits, Just Me – Twice Dead #1

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“The residents of a home for a group of physically and mentally disabled people have been purposely abandoned to their fate during a world wide Zombie pandemic. But these disposable survivors aren’t as helpless as you might think.”
Twice Dead #1 – Darwin’s End.

The creation and distribution of Book 1 of a 16 part comic series, that can be read by all (reading and non-reading abilities). The pictures as much as the dialogue will tell the story. The first comic will be given out at a local launch. The color graphics for the comic will be 43666467_2060561467339326_7525883721753296896_odone by myself and a fellow Graphic Artist who himself has a disability.

Pitching: Suchitra Chatterjee

Contact:

Suchitra on 07815 101723

Email: twicedeadtrilogy@gmail.com

Website: website coming soon (twicedead.co.uk)

Twitter: twitter.com/Call_Me_Badger


The Contributors

Music – Karandash

A massive thank you to Kaile, Ed and Tom from Karandash for entertaining us with their Eastern European folk music!

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Soup and Food

These souper stars provided a delicious menu of 5 tasty soups to all of our guests – vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – something for everyone.

output_lDI22DTom Chadd The Soup Dept
Curried Mixed Vegetable

Lizzie Batten
Scotch Broth

Sam Redfern
Carrot, Cumin and Coriander

Joanne and Dan Gray
Courgette

Paul Tansley
Chicken Noodle

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


Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are the local people and businesses (and some national) that supported us with some amazing raffle prizes. These contributions often cover the cost of hosting the event so that all the ticket income and donations can go to the winner.

We raised £253 so a HUGE thank you!


The Volunteers 

  • Thank you to Caitlin Hayward-Tapp, Alex Keene, Lynne Lester-George and Nicola Keene for joining our project selection team for this event.
  • Thanks again to chefs Lizzie and Sam for spending the evening serving soup to people.
  • To Alex for taking some brilliant photos
  • And to Sharon Barrow, Clare Finn, Dominic Lester-George and Nicola Anjos for and all our lovely Team Soup volunteers for once again helping to put on a great event.
  • And a massive big thank you to everyone who helped clear up on the night!

What a souper lovely bunch of people you all are!

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

Check out the event photos here.

Until next time!

Team Soup

BrightonSoup @ St George’s Hangleton – Friday 6th July 2018

Our 14th BrightonSoup, at St George’s Community Hall in Hangleton.

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


BS14-event-bowl-st-georges-hoveThe Venue 

St George’s Community Hall
Court Farm Road
Hove
BN3 7QR

It’s a great place for a community event, we all had a good night.

A big thank you to Colm Lennon for letting us use the hall again, and being so supportive throughout.


The Projects & Pitchers

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jess
from the Centre for Ecotherapy won the vote and £441.80 in ticket money for their Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Project.

A special thanks to the guest who donated a matching £441.80 to Park Life, and to another who offered to decorate a room for free for the William Collier House Project.

As always, we like to mention that the other projects are still looking for help and support. If you can help, then please get in touch with them directly (details below) or use our contact form.


1 – Centre for Ecotherapy – Social & Therapeutic Horticulture Project (Winner)

Jess from Centre for Ecotherapy pitched for some funding to support the delivery of their 6 week Social and Theraputic Horticulture Project.

The programme is for people at risk of isolation or experiencing mild to moderate mental health conditions who may benefit from participating in structured social activities in an allotment/nature-rich setting. Programme activities include: Plant bed creation and preparation; seed sowing and seedling care; planting out and follow on care; tree and shrub care; pruning and clearing; site design and development, including practical carpentry or fencing work; use of tools including garden tools, woodworking tools, bushcraft tools, hand saws; fire-making and food preparation; walks; animal/bird identification; discussions and supported social engagement.

It is recognised that for some people the bus journey and walk in the morning is a barrier to accessing this service. The Centre for Ecotherapy is committed to providing a taxi journey from a specific location to the allotment site for the 6 sessions.

Pitching: Jess Bayley

Contact:

Jess on 07517 090 915

info@centreforecotherapy.org.uk centreforecotherapy.org.uk
facebook.com/centreforecotherapy
instagram.com/centreforecotherapy


2 –  William Collier House – Communal Room Decoration

William Collier House is a hostel supporting 94 homeless men and women with substance misuse problems, mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Our residents often come to William Collier House straight from rough sleeping and can have quite chaotic lifestyles. As support workers, we work closely with our residents to prepare them for more independent living with the aim to move them within 2 years of them moving in. This involves helping them address addictions, manage their health and gain meaningful occupation whether that be enrolling on a course or getting into voluntary or paid work.

The funding of Brighton Soup would be used to redecorate an unused room in the hostel to use it as a multi-purpose room for activities and also as a communal space for residents to use to socialise as their lounge has now been converted to a work and learning centre, so they no longer have a communal area meaning they are drawn back into their rooms, causing boredom and isolation and increasing their substance use and poor mental health.  The room would help bring back a sense of community and allow them to connect with each other

Pitching: Sarah Lobo

Contact:

Sarah on 07470 874 701

Lobo_sarah@yahoo.co.uk

 


3 – Park Life – The Park Life Campaign

Outdoor play is essential for children. Parks are places where children can learn to be active, get fit and healthy, and where they and their parents can meet friends and build their community. The Park Life Campaign has been set up by a group of local residents and parents to try and get the decent parks that East Brighton deserves. We want the local authority to take notice and take action, by investing in our local parks and by listening to local resident feedback – including the voices of our children. We want our children to have the benefit of a decent park in the heart of their community. We want to bring the whole community together to help make the change

Pitching: Evie Martin / Caitlin Smith

Contact:

Park Life on 07847 182 594

info@bhparklife.co.uk

www.facebook.com/BHParkLife/

 


4 – Imagine If – Whitehawk Inn Drama Club

The Whitehawk Inn Drama Club is is a free drop in group, with 8-10 people a week ageing from 20-70. We aim for our group to be as inclusive as possible tailoring the sessions to fit the needs of the group. It is a chance to escape and have fun using drama games in a supportive and safe environment. There is an emphasis on being playful and each individual is encouraged to participate as much or as little as they feel comfortable with.

Carlie and Karen have been voluntarily running Whitehawk Inn drama group for three years now. They both came to drama from their personal experience of social anxiety and noticing how drama helped. Playing drama games increased their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills. They are passionate about sharing their skills with others who could benefit. Carlie is a professionally trained actor and has extensive experience in theatre and performance. Karen has had training in clowning and puppetry and has recently completed an MA in Dramatherapy.

“A great group really helping my confidence and the leaders are really kind and supportive may there be many more”

Pitching: Karen Hickman

Contact:

Karin on 07769 172 153

kdhickman7@yahoo.co.uk

 

 


The Contributors

Music – Lauren Alex Hooper

A massive thank you to Lauren Alex Hooper for coming along to entertain us with her beautiful music. We loved it!

Check out her website laurenalexhooper.com and listen to her single Invisible again.


Soup and Food

These souper-stars provided a delicious menu of tasty soups to all of our guests – vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – something for everyone. We never get tired of thanking these awesome chefs!

Tom Chadd The Soup Dept
Tomato & Basil

Lizzie Batten
Pea & Ham

Sam Redfern
Summer Pesto

Joanne Gray
Summer Red Lentil, Spinach & Courgette

Martin Pritchard Chu Chu Burmese
Spicy Lentil & Tomato

A big thanks to Jim Gray for bringing along some freshly made bread, and to everyone else that brought food to share.


Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are the local people and businesses (and some national) that supported us with some amazing raffle prizes. These contributions often cover the cost of hosting the event so that all the ticket income and donations can go to the winner.

We raised £216 so a HUGE thank you!


The Volunteers 

  • Thank you to our Project Selection Team for the difficult task of whittling down submissions to the final four. Regulars Olivia Canham and Caz O’Kane (who also helped out in the kitchen) as well as guests for this event, Ken George and Carl Walker.
  • Thanks again to chefs Lizzie and Sam for spending the evening serving soup to people, and Martin who couldn’t make it, but still made soup for us anyway.
  • To first time soupers, HelpfulPeep Sharon Barrow for being so helpful, coming early and staying to the end, and Heather Clavering for all the help.
  • To the regular soupers who came early to help out or stayed late to clear up: Shelley Jane Brown, Maura Toner and Jacqueline Sethi.
  • To Alex Keene for taking some great photos and helping us clear up and load the van at the end of the night.
  • And a massive big thank you to everyone who helped clear up on the night. It’s a really nice feeling to see so many people who’s names we never get helping to put away tables, chairs, wiping table cloths and generally helping clear up. It always makes the clear up so much easier and we really appreciate it.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the event photos here.

Team Soup

Our 13th BrightonSoup, first time at All Saints Church in Hove.

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


BS13-event-bowl-all-saintsThe Venue 

All Saints Hove
The Drive
Hove
BN3 3QE

We love the spacious hall in heart of Hove. So did everyone. Thank you!


The Projects

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you!

Isha, Boudicca and Tom from Audio Active won the vote and £448.00 in ticket money for their Young Women Tech Group Project.

And a special thanks to the anonymous donor on the night who gave £250 to every project pitching!

As always, we like to mention that the other projects are still looking for help and support. If you can help, then please get in touch with them directly (details below) or use our contact form.


1 – Free University Brighton – Projector

Susie and Ali from Free University Brighton (FUB) went first, pitching for some funding for a projector.

FUB courses are for those who cannot afford university to get accreditation, and those who need attendance certificates for their training development like social workers and teachers, as well as people who simply wish to seek out knowledge from impassioned tutors.  It’s diverse and inclusive.

We desperately need a projector and good speakers for general use in the classroom. We recently had a situation where the tutor had to present his lecture from his laptop, which was just not satisfactory as he was forced to set things up from his wheelchair, and as a result students had great difficulty trying to see his presentation. We also hold film nights and recently showed Spider’s Web at Exeter St Community Hall, with the director staying afterwards for a question and answer session. Out of the 70 people in attendance, 60 stayed on for the Q&A.  Not having one ourselves, we were forced to borrow a projector and speakers for the event.

Pitching: Susie Oddball and Ali Ghanimi

Contact:
Susi on 07568 358 165
susioddball2k@yahoo.co.uk                                               freeuniversitybrighton.org 
facebook.com/FreeUniBrighton
@FreeUniBrighton


2 – Audio Active – Young Women in Tech (Winner)

Due to gender imbalance in music technology we hope to introduce female-led sessions for young women providing a safe space for young women to access music hardware and software. We would address issues raised by women we consulted, who don’t engage with our current open sessions for reasons including; intimidation, male dominance, lack of female role models and stigmatisation. We want to challenge the traditional notion that music tech is a male interest only. A female only session would empower and inspire, diversify the art form and tackle a skills shortage in the industry while strengthening our workforce.

Pitching: Isha Bailhache, Boudicca Pepper & Tom Hines                         

Contact:
Tom Hines on 07765 467 143                          audioactive.org.uk                  facebook.com/likeaudioactive
@Audio_Active

 


3 – Fabrica – Textile Flow

The Textile Flow project aims to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing through a series of welcoming and supportive workshops for older people to make social connections, learn new textile skills and share their knowledge. These skills-based learning sessions will meet weekly, alternating between two venues, Fabrica Gallery and Leach Course (a residential housing scheme for senior citizens located in Kemptown).T his project will give participants a welcoming and supportive space to create positive new connections and experiences based on interest rather than need.

Pitching: Sally Bourner

Contact:
Fabrica on 01273 778 646
fabrica.org.uk/textile-flow-workshops
facebook.com/FabricaGallery
@fabricaGallery 

 


BHSpeakout4 – Brighton &Hove Speak Out – Thumbs Up

The Thumbs Up card is a plastic card with the Thumbs Up logo, which can be used to ask for a little extra time, patience and support.

There are thought to be over 6000 people with learning disabilities in the city and they face extensive discrimination, poverty and barriers to community life. Communication difficulties often prevent people from accessing services, and we feel that showing a Thumbs Up card would be an easy way to alert people that the individual may have extra support needs without that person having to find the words to explain. Speak Out are constantly campaigning to raise awareness in Brighton and Hove about the needs of people with learning disabilities. We promote disability awareness and seek to educate businesses and organisations in the city about how to support people with learning disabilities.

Pitching: Liz Holmes with Deborah, Susan, Betty, Gregory and Peter.

Contact:
Brighton & Hove Speak Out on 01273 421 921
lizholmes@bhspeakout.org.uk
bhspeakout.org.uk
en-gb.facebook.com/bhspeakout
@bhspeakout

 


The Contributors

Music

A massive thank you to Laura and Adam – the Amazing folk duo Hickory Signalsfor coming along to entertain us with their beautiful music. And for hanging around to help us clear up :).


Soup and Food

These souper-stars provided a delicious menu of 5 tasty soups to all of our guests – fish, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – something for everyone. We never get tired of thanking these awesome chefs!

Tom Chadd The Soup Dept
Cauliflower & Stilton

Lizzie Batten
Cock-a-Leekie

Sam Redfern
Spring Green Vegetable Soup

Joanne Gray
Mediterranean Red Lentil & Courgette

Martin Pritchard Chu Chu Burmese
Spicy Red Lentil & Tomato


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.

We raised £222 so a HUGE thank you!


The Volunteers 

  • Thank you to our Project Selection Team for doing the hard work of whittling down submissions to the final four. Regulars Olivia Canham and Caz O’Kane as well as guests for this event Stephen Chamberlain, Sam Hart, Chris Llewelyn and Sam Redfern.
  • Thanks again to Lizzie for spending the evening serving soup to people.
  • All of our lovely Team Soup volunteers for once again helping to put on a great event,
    and Martin who couldn’t make it, but still made soup for us.
  • To HelpfulPeeps Maxine Bradshaw and Tenzin, and soupers Shelley Jane Brown and Pat Mernagh for coming early to help get us ready and helping throughout.
  • And a massive big thank you to everyone who helped clear up on the night.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the event photos here.

Team Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BrightonSoup @ Community Base ~ Friday 8 December 2017

At our 12th Soup event, we returned to Community Base right in the town centre of Brighton.

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


The Venue

BrightonSoup @ Community Base
113 Queens Rd
Brighton
BN1 3XG

Thank you to Olivia and Alison for their continued support and once again hosting our Christmas soup.


The Projects:

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you!

Caitlin pitched for the Survivor’s Network and won the vote on the night for their counselling rooms improvement. This means that they now can make essential changes to their counselling rooms for those who have suffered sexual abuse and violence.

They received £884 in donations, £384 raised from the tickets and a generous £500 donation from Dave Steell at One Church Brighton.

As always, we like to mention that the other projects are still looking for help and support. If you can help, then please get in touch with them directly (details below) or use our contact form.


1 – Kennedy Street CIC – Community Connections

All Kennedy Street’s programs help to build the resilience, wellbeing and employability skills of people in Recovery.

The community connections program – An Introduction to Social Enterprise –  helps by developing social enterprise opportunities that offer supportive, nurturing, employment & self employment opportunities.

Pitching: Clare Kennedy

Contact: Clare Kennedy 07775 737 314
email           kennedystreetcic@gmail.com
website:      kennedystreetcic.co.uk/community
facebook:   facebook.com/KennedyStCIC
twitter:        @kennedystcic

 


2 – The Washing Up – Cascade Creative Recovery

The Washing Up is a performance about an everyday activity that everyone can relate too. It is being created by artists and participants in addiction recovery and will include songs, storytelling, and finding out who does most of The Washing Up in Brighton!

We want to create something funny and thought provoking and have been programmed to perform at Your Place, part of Brighton Festival in 2018. Creativity is such an important part of addiction recovery and we want to give opportunities for people to participate, learn and grow. We are looking for support so we can reduce the barriers to participation by providing refreshments, helping with travel costs and finding accessible venues to rehearse in.

DSC_0260Pitching: Kate McCoy & Nou Ra

Contact: Kate McCoy 07786 068 462
email:          madamemccoy@hotmail.com
website:      Smallperformanceadventures.com
facebook:   facebook.com/cascadedramacollective
twitter:        @katelodgemccoy


3 – The Survivors Network (Winner)

Survivors’ Network, the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex, provides counselling among many other forms of support.

Our specialist therapists provide an amazing service but the counselling rooms on site are in need of some TLC. The lighting is stark and we don’t have the storage options for all of the creative materials used in our sessions with children, meaning the rooms can feel crowded. All survivors who come into our space need to feel safe and valued, and that starts with the feel of the building and the care put into our spaces. We’d like to invest in 5 nice floor lamps and some attractive storage options – these simple changes would make a huge difference to our clients’ experience of the service. With your help we hope to have counselling rooms we can be truly proud of and that feel safe and comfortable for survivors.

Pitching: Caitlin Hayward-Tapp

Contact: Caitlin 01273 203 380
email:          caitlin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk
website:      survivorsnetwork.org.uk
facebook:   facebook.com/survivorsnet
twitter:        @SurvivorsnetBtn

 


4 – St Luke’s Advice Service

We are a free service for people in Brighton & Hove which aims to provide practical help, advice and guidance to people in need. We assist over 300 people a year with debt and welfare benefits, and demand for our service continues to rise. Our project is for our home visits, to enable us to reach clients where they are, and to do this we need a new mobile phone. We also offer advice work in different, more accessible locations and our adviser in the field needs a smartphone with accessible technology to enable her to best serve our clients.

Pitching: Katie Love

Contact:     01227 557 772
email:          info@stlukesonline.co.uk
website:      stlukesonline.co.uk

 

 


Music

A BIG thank you to the wonderful Megan Lara Mae for coming along to entertain us with some great original tunes, and a terrific cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

meganlaramae.com

 

 

 


Contributors

 Soup and Food

These souper-stars provided 5 delicious soups to all of our guests – fish, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – something for everyone.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept

  • Spiced Pumpkin

Lizzie Batten

  • Scotch Broth

Paul Tansley

  • Fish Chowder

Kate Dixon

  • Rustic Pea & Mint

Martin Pritchard

  • Spicy Red Pepper

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

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.

We raised £224 so a HUGE thank you!

 

 

The Volunteers

  • Thank you to Olivia Canham, Caz O’Kane, Chris Llewelyn and Ahmed El Dessouki for joining our project selection team for this event.
  • Thanks to Lizzie for not only making soup, but spending the evening serving it and then helping clear up.
  • All of our lovely Team Soup volunteers for once again helping to put on a great event, and Martin & Kate for making soups.
  • And a massive big thank you to everyone who helped clear up on the night.
    Special mention to Ollie’s friends who cleaned and sorted the table cloths.
    And Megan Lara Mae who not only sang, but then vacuumed the entire room!

What an awesome souper lovely bunch of people you all are!

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

Check out the event photos here.

Happy Christmas!

Team Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

BrightonSoup @ St Luke’s 29th September 2017

Our 11th BrightonSoup event, this time at St Luke’s Church, Old Shoreham Road.Road

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


 

Stefanie pitched for the Brighton Women’s Centre and won the vote receiving £383.30 in donations to get some replacement computers for they drop in suite.

 

 

 

 

Jenny, Charlie & James came back to tell us how their Disability Pride Brighton event went, and how the money they won at our last event helped severealy disabled user enjoy the day.


The Venue

BrightonSoup @ St Luke’s
64 Old Shoreham Road
Brighton
BN1 5DD

Thank you to to Reverend Martin Poole for all his help.

 


The Projects

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, it’s not an easy task and we couldn’t do it without you!

Sadly two projects and a reserve dropped out on the day, so there were only 2 pitches on the night. As always, 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 – Brighton Women’s Centre (Winner)

At Brighton Women’s Centre we run two weekly peer support drop-in groups. Women from all backgrounds come to meet, get support, to reduce isolation and access essential resources. Our drop in groups are part of a package of wrap around support that BWC provides for women across Sussex.

For many of the women who use our services it is important to be able to access a computer, as they may have limited access to technology at home. We currently have two computers available for women to use, but they are old and prohibitively slow. With £500 we could afford to buy a high quality, fully equipped desktop PC.

A new computer would mean that volunteers and service users could work together to research information and support, without the constant frustration of IT problems and painfully slow connections. The money will help women in the local community who don’t have access to a computer or the internet, to access technology in a safe space, with the support of our volunteers.

Pitching: Stephanie Lake

Contact:
Stephanie Lake
01273 698 036
events@womenscentre.org.uk

website: womenscentre.org.uk

facebook: facebook/brightonwomenscentre

twitter: @BTNwomenscentre


2 – Turning The Tide ~ TREASURE

My wife Beccy and I have been working with children, young people and families for over 25 years. We set up our registered charity, ‘Turning the Tide’, 12 years ago. We work mainly in the Brighton and Hove area.

Our project called ‘TREASURE’, which we started in 2012, aims to build and strengthen community locally, through supporting young families, especially:

  • Those with children of primary school age
  • The vulnerable and the poor, including refugees
  • Single parents and their children
  • Those who never get to take a holiday

Often working with those in significant need, we aim to strengthen family relationships, build confidence and raise self-esteem by arranging ‘Weekends Away’ with appropriate activities in a rural family centre in West Sussex.

Between events we seek to provide pastoral support – the time we can give to these families is such a valuable commodity!

Pitching: Jon & Beccy

Contact:
Jon Bebb
07768 934 974
jon@turning-the-tide.com

website: turning-the-tide.com

Twitter: @turning-tide


Contributors

Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 5 delicious soups to all of our guests – fish, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – something for everyone.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept

  • Thai Curried Red Lentil

Lizzie Batten

  • Clam Chowder

Sam Redfern 

  • Spinach and Potato

Joanna Gray

  • Home Grown Courgette, Potato and Celery

Martin Pritchard

  • Moroccan Harira

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

A special thanks to all the NHS staff at The Royal Sussex and the builders from Laing O’Rourke who very kindly donated a huge stash of leftover cakes from the McMillan Coffee Morning.

All the


Music

Musical entertainment provided by the awesome Shauna Pentony!

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Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are the local (and some national) businesses that supported us with donations and some amazing raffle prizes. These contributions help us to cover the cost of hosting the event so that all the ticket donations can go to the winner.

We raised £184.90 so a HUGE thank you!

A special thanks to Tracy Colburn from Tesco also joined us on the night to help out.

 The Volunteers

Thanks to Olivia Canham, Caz O’Kane, Lizzie Batten and Ken George for being part of this events project selection team.

Thanks to Lizzie Batten and Sam Redfern for once again supplying food and then spending the evening serving soupers. And of course all the awesome people that dropped in and helped out in the kitchen.

A HUGE thanks to all those that helped us clear up, it was the fastest yet!

And the countless other people that we just rudely neglected to mention, but please forgive us for missing out. Just let us know who they are so we can update the page.

Check out the event photos.

Team Soup

 

BrightonSoup @ One Church 26th May 2017

Our 10th BrightonSoup event, this time at One Church, Florence Road

We list here everyone that organised, volunteered, cooked, entertained, provided prizes, decorations, pitched, won and basically helped make it all happen:


Any Other Business Brighton (AOB)

This was a special BrightonSoup event held alongside the Brighton Festival and part of the Any Other Business Brighton week of events reflecting the ‘Everyday Epic’ of Brighton.

Thanks to Sunetta Kiarie and Eugenie Teasly of The Goodall Foundation for inviting us to be part of this great week of events.

Thanks also to AOB Crew member, Chris Llewellyn, for £500 of match funding donated to the projects on behalf of the The CriSeren Foundation.

And thanks to the rest of the AOB Crew for their support.


Jenny Skelton pitched for her Disability Pride Brighton project and won the vote, getting £705.70 in donations for her event.

£505.70 of the winning funds was raised by tickets and donations from guests at the event, and £200 from the CriSeren matched funding.

The £300 balance of the matched funding was split £100 to each of the 3 runners up.

 

Thank you to Chloe & Rohan from Speak Out who came back to tell us how their film project went since winning at our BrightonSoup @ Community Base event back in December 2016.

As a special treat we were given the chance to debut the film that evening.

 


The Venue

BrightonSoup @ One Church
Florence Rd
Brighton
BN1 6DL

Thank to Ben Szobody, Donna DeKoekkoek & Xavier Armani – also part of the AOB crew – for all their help.


The Projects

A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, it’s not an easy task and 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 – Caritas

The Caritas Meal is a monthly Sunday meal for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed and those who feel excluded or on the periphery of Society.

We have on average about 60 people coming each month and as well as providing a good quality hot cooked meal  (prepared on site by volunteers – usually 3 courses!) we also give people the opportunity to relax, chat, read a newspaper or just to be quiet.

The Caritas Meal started in 2013 at All Saints Church hall in Hove in  response to the fact that there are few services open on Sunday for those who are homeless, and on the streets Sundays have been referred to as “Suicide Sundays.”

We have a mixed team of over 50 volunteers from the community (some churchgoers and some not, of all faiths and none) who make this happen each month.

Pitching: Lucy McGrath & Sonia Mangan

Contact:
Caritas Meal
07765 673 176
lucymcgrath@hotmail.co.uk

allsaintshove.org/whats-on/caritas-homeless-lunch

 

 


2 – Disability Pride Brighton (Winner)

I decided to start Disability Pride Brighton because one of my adopted children, Charlie, suffered a traumatic incident of disability discrimination last year during Pride weekend, and the Facebook post I subsequently wrote about it went viral.

I mentioned that we should have a Disability Pride event in Brighton and everyone thought it was a wonderful idea – so then I had to actually do it!.  The event will be in New Road (which will be closed for the day) and it will be a celebration of and for all people with disabilities.

It is the first Disability Pride in the country and will run on the same day as Disability Pride New York, Italy and Switzerland.  In order that people with the most severe disabilities are not excluded from the celebration, we would like to hire a changing places toilet with hoist for the day.

Pitching: Jenny & Charlie Skelton

Contact:
Jenny Skelton
07973 774 691
Jennysk@aol.com

Disabilitypridebrighton.com

facebook.com/Disability Pride Brighton

Twitter: @dpridebrighton


3 – The Dot Collective / Found In Translation

Found In Translation is a theatrical project that actively involves and engages those living with dementia in care centres through one hour storytelling workshops, where the client will be encouraged to share ideas, write poetry and enjoy a theatrical environment.

The ideas will be developed by 2 professional playwrights into a series of short plays and rehearsed to performance standard. These workshops will provide social and mental stimulation for the clients.  The plays will then be performed by professional actors with all the sensory elements of a pop-up theatre, back to the clients with dementia as well as to the general public to raise awareness of the disease.

Pitching: Laura Harling

Contact:
Laura Harling
07885 456 135
laura@thedotcollective.com

http://www.thedotcollective.com

 

 


4 – The Nail Project

The Nail Project aims to link two of Brighton’s unique problems: Widespread youth unemployment and a shortage of skilled staff in a growing service industry. On the way, this innovative social project will use service industry skills to focus on the heart of the insecurities common to young people.

A weekly drop in, on a Monday for young people to practice new manicuring skills on friends, family or each other. We have industry professionals ready to offer time to demonstrate their area of expertise, including hand massage and nail art.

We will be affiliated with The Guild of Beauty Therapists, offering certificates in Manicure, enabling entry in to the nail industry.

Collaborating with a number of One Church Brighton projects, including Lifetimes, Chomp, Justlife and The Nurture Network, young people will be encouraged to offer manicures as a form of therapeutic interaction with some of the most isolated people in Brighton and Hove.

Pitching: Mary-Anne Clough

Contact:
Mary-Anne Clough
07703 385 850
mary-anne@onechurchbrighton.org

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Contributors

Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 6 delicious soups to all of our guests – all gluten free with vegan/vegetarian options.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept

  • Mushroom & Basil Pesto

Lizzie Batten

  • Clam Chowder

Sam Redfern – TRJFP Volunteer

  • Spring Minestrone

Joanna Gray

  • Spicy Bean

Ros Morris

  • Roasted Butternut Squash

Martin Pritchard

  • Spicy Red Pepper

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

Special mentions Ahmed El Dessouki at Papa John’s Pizza Brighton for once again providing big delicious pizzas – 10 of them!

And to the Pro Baristas for providing us all with delicious coffee!

 

 


Music

Thank you to the awesome Scandomando for taking time out from gigging to play for us.

Little Al, Big Tone, Baggy and The Kernel gave us a super blast of upbeat punk skiffle covers that got people on their feet.

 

 

 


Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are the local (and some national) businesses that supported us with donations and some amazing raffle prizes. These contributions help us to cover the cost of hosting the event so that all the ticket donations can go to the winner.

We raised £243 so a HUGE thank you!

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The Volunteers

Thanks to Olivia Canham, Kris Kristian, Colin Tribe and Sunetta Kiarie for being part of this events project selection team.

Thanks to Lizzie Batten, Sam Redfern for serving soupers and the awesome Olivia Canham and helping out in the kitchen.

Thanks to Richard Boll for doing the photography.

Thanks to all those that helped us clear up, with special mentions to Ros Morris and friend.

And the countless other people that we just rudely neglected to mention, but please forgive us for missing out. Just let us know who they are so we can update the page.

Check out the event photos.

Team Soup

BrightonSoup @ St George’s 24th Feb 2017

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:


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Ruth from Young Carers with their Wishes and Wonders project won the vote in £467 in donations.img_9444_edited

Simon from Stoneham Bakehouse came back a year later to give us an update, and talk about his new crowdfunding project.


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BrightonSoup @ St George’s

Court Farm Road

Hove

BN3 7 QR


The Projects

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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 EduCrate-Logo.pngfostering 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 Sheppardimg_9280_edited

Contact:

jemma@educrateinternational.com

Links:

Educrateinternational.com

www.facebook.com/educrate.int/

https://twitter.com/EduCrateInt


2 – Awareness for invisible illnesses and fundraising for Guide Dogs UK

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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 Kaplankiranimg_9293_edited

Contact:

naznaz1234@hotmail.co.uk

Links:

Event Info

Fundraising Page

Blog


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 Passmoreimg_9306_edited


Contact:

sjpassmore@gmail.com


4 – Young Carers

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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 Sullivanimg_9348_edited

Contact:

07944185791

Littlespy78@gmail.com

Links:

www.thecarerscentre.org/our-services/young-carers/

www.facebook.com/brightonyoungcarers

https://twitter.com/brightonycp


Contributors

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

Lizzie Batten

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Sam Redfern – TRJFP Volunteer

Caldo Verde with Chorizo

Matteo Watkins

Italian Minestrone

Joanna Gray

Split Chickpea, Spinach & Masala Soup

Kate Dixon

Creamy Butternut Squash, Carrot and Lentil


Music

Thank you to the awesome Rooz from Rooz img_9436_editedand The Carnivalé for coming in last minute and playing some great tunes.

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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 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.

Team Soup

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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:


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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.


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BrightonSoup @ Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3XG

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.

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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

Contact:
Rohan Lowe (and Project Worker Dawn Thorpe)
dawnthorpe@bhspeakout.org.uk

Links:
bhspeakout.org.uk


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

Contact:
Emily Hogan
Emily@littlegreenpig.org.uk

Links:
littlegreenpig.org.uk


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

Contact:
Denise Baldock
lulu@gluten.freeserve.co.uk

Links:
facebook.com/pg/oxtherapycentre

 


4 – Elder Abuse Recovery Service (EARS)

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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

Contact:
Gail Shanahan
07508 823975
gailshanahan@elderabuse.org.uk

Links:
www.facebook.com/Action-on-Elder-Abuse  www.elderabuse.org.uk


Contributors

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 output_x0Jtle.gif
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.


 Music

Thank you to the very talented Birte Paulsen and Paul for entertaining us on the night.

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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

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
Moulsecoomb
Brighton
BN2 4PN

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

Contact:
Debbie Hardy
foodshedcourses@gmail.com

Links:
foodshedbrighton.com


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

Contact:
Xavier Armani
xavier@republicpeople.com

Links:
xarmani.wixsite.com/republic


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

Contact:
Duncan Blinkhorn
07944 152706

Links:
brightonbikehub.org
facebook.com/grops/bikehub


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

Contact:
Elaine Ortiz
07835 164 911
Laura.ward@brightonoasisproject.co.uk

Links:
www.oasisproject.org.uk
Facebook.com/brighton-oasis-project
@Brighton_Oasis


Contributors

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.

Music

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

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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 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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