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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.

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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.


 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.

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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.

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BrightonSoup @ Emmaus 1st July 2016

Our 6th BrightonSoup event, this time at Emmaus Brighton & Hove.

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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Ali Ghanimi from Free University Brighton won the vote and £876.25 in donations. This was £376.25 of door money; a personal donation from Abs Malik (£400), a friend of Team Soup; and a donation from Matt Sorokin of Geneva Investment Group (£100), who we often bump into at our favourite coffee house.

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On the night Ahmed el Dessouki of Papa John’s Pizza Brighton offered a £300 donation to go the runners up. As the funds were higher than anticipated the 4 projects decided to share the donations evenly – so each takes £294BSoup-Sponsor-Bowl-Papa-Johns.06 for their projects.

So a big thank you to Abs, Matt, Ahmed and everyone that bought a ticket.

Previous winner Sam Hart from Sussex Prisoners Families came and gave us an update on her Court Support project.


The Venue

Emmaus Brighton & Hove
Drove Road
Portslade
Brighton
BN41 2PA

We were at the Revive Café – a warm intimate space and it looked great. Big thanks to Joel Lewis, Andy Hobbs, Ian Harris and all at Emmaus for 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 – Esteem – Bad Wrap!

ESTEEM is a youth led organisation that works locally to Sussex and to Europe working as a platform for young people to help themselves. We have been running for 12years and started out as a response to supporting young people leaving the care sector. We believe in young people.

We need funds for our new environmental campaign – Bad Wrap! – to encourage country and beach users to collect their 5-a-day of rubbish which they may find on walks or way home, and to shame companies not using ecological packaging.

Pitching: Cat Vizor, Val Vizor & Lewis

Contact:
Cat Vizor
07767 431 153
hello@esteem.org.uk

Links:
www.esteem.org.uk
facebook/esteemuk
@EsteemCharity


2 – Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF)

At Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) we want to create a filmmaking world where women over 50 thrive by engaging audiences, building creative communities and celebrating films with women over 50 at their heart.

Films shown at WOFFF have to have:

  • a woman over 50 as the central character or
  • a woman over 50 in the core creative team (writer, director or producer)

This means we’re a really open and inclusive film festival because we welcome work from filmmakers of any age, race, sexuality or gender. As long as the film celebrates women over 50, it’s welcome at WOFFF.

Our audience is mainly, but not exclusively older and female. Recent research shows how invisible many women feel once they reach 50. WOFFF helps older women feel valued, appreciated, seen and listened to – whether as women watching films, women on screen or women working behind the camera.

Pitching: Nuala O’Sullivan

Contact:
Nuala O’Sullivan
info@wofff.co.uk

Links:
wofff.co.uk
facebook/wo50ff
@WO50FF


3 – Free University Brighton (Winner)

Free University Brighton organizes and promotes free educational events in and around Brighton & Hove. Our aim is to create an alternative education system that benefits us all, whatever our financial means. 
We ask local people to share their knowledge and skills and we create accessible learning events by turning public spaces into ‘classrooms’.

Since 2015 we have been providing a free degree-level course in Social Science and Humanities. Anyone can apply to study this course, regardless of their educational background or financial means.

Pitching: Ali Ghanimi & Julian Saurin

Contact:
Ali Ghanimi
07958 667 927
contact@freeuniversitybrighton.org

Links:
www.freeuniversitybrighton.org
facebook.com/free-university-brighton
@FreeUniBrighton


4 – Brighton Oasis Project – Holiday Arts Adventure

Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) supports local women and children affected by substance misuse. Summer holidays are a particularly tough time for the kids we work with as find themselves without the structure and safety of the school day. Often they can feel isolated without their school friends to play, learn and socialise with.

We’d like to utilise our vast experience supporting these vulnerable children and give them a treat this summer. BOP’s Holiday Arts Adventure is designed to provide 10 children with a structured day of creative and educational outdoor play. It will give them the opportunity to get some exercise whilst interacting and engaging with other kids.

We’ll head to a beautiful National Trust site for butterfly catching and bug hunting followed by lunch and an afternoon of creative play. We’ll capture our memories in a photobook and exhibit the artwork we make afterwards at our centre here in Brighton.

Pitching: Laura Ward

Contact:
Laura Ward
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 4 delicious soups (with vegan, vegetarian and 4 gluten free options) to all of our guests.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept
Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

Lizzie Batten
Clam Chowder

Sam Redfern – Pop-Up Events & TRJFP Volunteer
Watercress, Spinach & Rocket Soup

Matteo Watkins
Moroccan Spiced Red Lentil Soup

Thanks again to Simon from Stoneham Bakehouse for dropping off some delicious bread, Papa John’s Pizza Brighton for the tasty pizzas, and everyone that brought food to share.

Music

Sadly the scheduled musical entertainment didn’t appear.Luckily for us we have a talented musician as part of Team Soup and he agreed to play instead.

So a big thanks to Charlie Anjos for stepping in at very short notice to play us all a few of his fave songs.

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

A big thanks to Olivia from Community Base for her support and help on the project committee.

Thank you to Zena Bresnan for all her help setting up, Judy Sweeney who again spent the evening helping Peter and Lizzie in the kitchen.And of course everyone that helped us to clear up afterwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for making our 1st Birthday a great one.

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BrightonSoup @ The Crypt 29th April 2016

Our 5th BrightonSoup event, this time in Kemptown.

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


BSoup-Sponsor-Bowl-Papa-JohnsSam Hart from Sussex Prisoners Families won the vote for her Court Support project, taking £893 in door money and matched funding from Papa John’s Pizza Brighton. So a huge thanks once again to Ahmed El Dessouki for doubling the donations to give Sam such a great boost to her Court Support project.

Previous winner Simon Cobb from Stoneham Bakehouse came and gave us an update on his Elephant Bike to Deliver Bread & Wellbeing project.


2016-04-29-204214-#864-AAThe Venue

St Georges Church
St George’s Rd
Brighton
BN2 1ED

It was a beautiful, spacious venue and we really enjoyed the space. A big thanks to Christine el Shabba for locking up for us.


The Projects

Thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, it’s a huge part of what makes a BrightonSoup event so memorable.
And maybe the soup.

There were 4 people pitching projects on the night and though only one could win the pot, they’re all deserving of your support. If you can help please get in touch with them directly or use our contact form.


1 – Goodmoney Gift VouchersProject-Logo-Goodmoney

Goodmoney CIC is a Brighton based social enterprise. Our aim is to help businesses exchange their under-utilized capacity with each other and donate their excess capacity to the third sector.

We decided to start by building a community of businesses. So, at the end of September last year we launched a gift voucher for independent local businesses. This has helped us build a network of over 200 local businesses so far and establish Goodmoney CIC as a trusted provider of alternative financial services.

We’ve now got a funding application in that will hopefully help us add functionality to build and trial a mobile app to help businesses find new opportunities to swap their goods and services with each other. We also want to keep developing our local business gift voucher and that’s what we’d like to ask for support for…

We want to buy a colour laser printer that can print on card, so we can offer people free greetings cards / voucher wallets to when they buy a Goodmoney gift voucher. We’ll then be able to send personalised cards with and a gift voucher directly to the people the gifts are for, making it a really convenient as well as thoughtful gift.

Pitching: Dan Webb

Contact:
Dan Webb
dan@goodmoney.co.uk

Links:
Website www.goodmoney.co.uk
Facebook facebook/goodmoneycic
Twitter @goodmoneyUK


2 – Rhythmix Project-Logo-Rhythmix

Rhythmix is a music, social welfare and education charity. Rhythmix believes in the power of music to transform lives and that everyone should have the chance to express themselves through music.

We are one of the most established and highly regarded music organisations working in this field. We have a 15-year history of regionally and nationally acclaimed work that demonstrates flexibility, belief, imagination, partnership and connection. We run over 150 music sessions for people in challenging circumstances each week, and all our money goes towards running those. We’re at the cutting edge of music education, but using derelict hardware that crashes many times a day.

We could be more efficient, get more work done, and therefore help more people if we had working, modern hardware.

Pitching: Lucy Stone

Contact:
Lucy Stone
07968 790 375
lucy@rhythmixmusic.org.uk

Links:
Website RhythmixMusic.org.uk
Facebook facebook/RhythmixMusicCharity
Twitter @RhythmixMusic


3 – The Reveals Festival (St. John’s School and College)

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St. John’s School and College is a non-maintained residential & day special school and independent specialist college, based in Seaford and Brighton. We are also a registered learning disability charity that raises funds for the various projects and initiatives accessed by the people we care for.

We support young people from all walks of life, aged 7-25, who have complex learning disabilities and special needs. We currently have over 100 learners with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), Downs Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome and severe communication difficulties.

With your support we’re looking to host a creative arts and music festival specifically for young people with learning disabilities. The Reveals Festival will take place over the 13th and 14th July. The festival is to celebrate our 130th anniversary and designed to provide these young people with the chance to enjoy a safe festival experience and develop the skills involved around organising a large scale event.

Pitching: Nicholas Cross, Lucy Howells & Alex

Contact:
Nicholas Cross
07834 181 377
Nick.cross@st-johns.co.uk

Links:
Website www.st-johns.co.uk
Facebook facebook.com/stjohnssussex
Twitter @stjohns_sussex


4 – Court Support – Sussex Prisoners’ Families (Winner)

Project-Logo-Sussex-Prisoners-FamiliesSussex Prisoners’ Families provides support to those with a loved-one in prison. Our court volunteers offer families vital advice, information and a listening ear as soon as someone is sent to prison.

We’re looking for funding to train volunteers for our Court Support project. It costs £250 to train a single volunteer, that can look after 50 families in a year 2016-04-29-193714-#891-CDA #edited(over 200 people).

 Pitching: Sam Hart

Contact:
Sam Hart
sam@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk

Links:
Website sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk
Facebook Facebook.com/sussexprisonersfamilies
Twitter @sussexprisonfam


Contributors

Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 5 delicious soups (with vegan, vegetarian and 4 gluten free options) to all of our guests.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept
Thai Red Pepper & Carrot Soup

Ash Sharma @ Cactus Cafe
Sopa de Frijoles

Lizzie Batten
Clam Chowder

Sam Redfern – Pop-Up Events & TRJFP Volunteer
Chicken Noodle

Matteo Watkins
Caramelized Sweet Potato & Chilli

Thanks to Simon from Stoneham Bakehouse for bringing some delicious bread again. And the usual big thanks to all the people that brought food along to share. You’re awesome.

Entertainment

The entertainment was provided by local legend, Dr David Bramwell of Cheeky Guides and Catalyst Club fame. Recounting tales of travelling the world visiting utopias and coming home to start a local Zocalo.

 

 

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

Community Organisers, Hattie & Dot for once again giving their time to help give our presenters some invaluable “pitch” training. We think it paid off.

Dot (again), Olivia from Community Base and previous Ruth Mason for being part of our Project Selection Committee.

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A big thanks to Ben Raddy who come along early to help us set up. Judy Sweeney who spent the evening helping Peter and Lizzie in the kitchen. And normally we give a grateful thanks to all the lovely people that pitched in at the end to help us clear up, but this time it was EVERYBODY! We asked for help and you guys all helped. Tables cleared, folded and chairs all put back in to pews in what seemed like moments. Way faster than setting up.

So this time it’s a picture of you 🙂

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Thanks for making it a great night.

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BrightonSoup @ Community Base 19th Feb 2016

Our 4th BrightonSoup event once again in the heart of Brighton.

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


Simon Cobb from Stoneham Bakehouse won the vote and £352.20 in ticket money and donations for his Elephant Bike to Deliver Bread and Wellbeing project.

Previous winners Tamsin Williams from Wide Berth and Ruth Mason from RISE Up Singing gave us an update on their projects.


The Venue

Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3XG

Thanks to Alison and Olivia for once again inviting us to Community Base, in the heart of Brighton. It’s a great venue and it was a great night.


The Projects

Thank you to all the projects for taking part on the night, it’s a huge part of what makes a BrightonSoup event so memorable. And maybe the soup.

There were 4 people pitching projects on the night. And though only one could win the pot, they’re all great projects deserving of support. If you can help please get in touch with them directly or use our contact form.


1 – Chomp Lunch Club

Chomp supports families living in poverty by providing a free nutritional meal and engaging activities during the school holidays. For families that rely on free school meals during term time lunch simply disappears for the 13 weeks of the school holidays.

Across the UK, more than half of parents in poverty say they’ve cut back on food, and more than a quarter have skipped a meal in the past year. Chomp clubs are doing more than just feeding children in poverty; we’re creating a community for children and parents to increase confidence and social skills, providing a space for children to be active, creating a safe environment for children to try new foods and for parents to learn more about eating well on a budget and reducing costs. It’s also an opportunity for precious family time, to eat and chat together. We’re looking for funding to help cover costs and for help and support.

Pitching: Amy Goodwin

Contact:
Amy Goodwin
07955 597 880
chomp@onechurchbrighton.org

Links:
Website OneChurchBrighton.org
Facebook facebook/chompbrighton
Twitter @chompbrighton


2 – HeartVenture – Brighton Pride

Through our friendship and dating website and fortnightly events we have been working to eradicate & raise awareness of social isolation for adults with learning disabilities.

Now would now like to take it to the next level, we want adults with Learning disabilities to be proud of their sexuality and rightly take their place in the LGBT community if they so wish. At Heart venture we believe that Everyone has the right to be happy regardless of ability or sexuality. We’re looking for funding to take part in this year’s Pride.

Pitching: Carol Wakeford

Contact:
Carol Wakeford & Diane Sharkey
01273 468 188
info@heartventure.com

Links:
Website Heartventure.com
Facebook facebook/Heartventure
Twitter @HeartventureUK


3 – Elephant to Deliver Bread & Wellbeing (Winner)

As community bakers with no bakery we bake across the area, with flour, tins, and breads being transported to and from different venues. This often necessitates taking the bus or paying for parking so that we can provide baking for well-being sessions in parts of the neighbourhood. More affluent users are able to travel to venues, those who are more at risk are less inclined or able to travel. Getting to these groups gives them greater access.

A delivery bike would enable us to get to different venues; thus enable more people to benefit from the way breadmaking can support wellbeing. The particular bikes we want are ex-Post Office bikes, which have been reconditioned by Elephantbike. For each sale of a bike here, they will provide a bike to people in Malawi, where they enable Malawians to get to school, run businesses, even keep elephants safe from poachers. So help us help Elephants to deliver bread and wellbeing across Hove…and Malawi.

Pitching: Simon Cobb

Contact:
Simon Cobb
07786 927 110
info@stonehambakehouse.org.uk

Links:
Website stonehambakehouse.org.uk
Facebook facebook.com/stonehambakehouse
Twitter @stonehambake


4 – BLAST

BLAST is a new community group, entirely led by adults on the autism spectrum. The aims of the club are to reduce social isolation among adults with autism. We will have a regular meet up to build Lego together. This gives a great structure and a safe space in which to practice social skills.

All people over 18 who are on the autism spectrum are welcome (including if you are self-diagnosed). We need the funds to buy the Lego so that the club can start and a small part spent on getting a website ready.

Pitching: Kat Brown

Contact:
Kat Brown
blastbrighton@gmail.com

Links:
Website blastbrighton.co.uk
Facebook Facebook.com/blastbrighton
Twitter @mothersuncoverd


Contributors

Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 5 delicious soups (3 vegan and 4 gluten free) to all of our guests.

Tom Chadd @ The Soup Dept
Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup
Spicy Parsnip & Swede Soup

Lizzie Batten
Scotch Broth

Sam Redfern – Pop-Up Events & TRJFP Volunteer
Tuscan Bean Soup

Dina Paiva @ Dina’s Kitchen
Caldo Verde

A big thanks to Sarah at The Real Junk Food Project for food donations that ended up in our Soups, as well as the tasty bread.

To Simon from Stoneham Bakehouse who brought along some of his own bread to share. Another special mention to Papa John who once again sent us 5 very large tasty pizzas.

A big thanks as usual to all the people that brought food along to share.

Music

The musical entertainment was provided by Mike Willis, a guitar playing US country singer/songwriter with a lot of southern charm.

Decorations, Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are local (and some national) businesses that supported us with donations and some amazing raffle prizes.

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The Volunteers

Community Organisers, Jack, Hattie & Tracey for once again giving their time to help give our presenters some invaluable “pitch” training. We think it paid off.

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Natalie from Dukes Photography for her photography and Gareth & Mark from The Real Media Company for filming the whole thing for us.

And finally a grateful thanks to all those lovely people that pitched in at the end to help us clear up: Lizzie, Hilary, Natalie, Gareth, Mark and anyone one else who we accidentally neglect to mention.

 

 

Peter, Karin, Charlie, Nikki, Louise, Angel, Lizzie, Will, Mark & Hilary.
And in the front row Mike Willis and his two children.

Thanks for making it a great night.

Check out the photos

Team Soup

 

 

 

 

BrightonSoup @ Community Base 20th Nov 2015

Our third BrightonSoup event, this time in the heart of Brighton.

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


Ruth Mason from RISE UK won the vote and £351.80 in ticket money and donations for her RISE Up Singing choir group. The big surprise of the night was that Ahmed El Dessouki,  owner of Papa John’s Pizza in Brighton matched the funding raised so that Ruth ended up with a whopping £703.60.

He also matched the £146 we raised for BrightonSoup. And if that wasn’t enough he arranged for 5 very large pizzas to be delivered for us all to enjoy with the soup. So a HUGE thanks to Ahmed and all at Papa John’s Pizza in Brighton.


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Community Base
Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3XG

Thanks to Alison and Olivia for inviting us to Community Base, in the heart of Brighton. It was a fantastic venue and I think everyone really enjoyed it.


The Projects

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The 4 Pitchers: Ruth, Julie, Jez & Maggie

These were the 4 projects that pitched on the night.

Although only one was the winner, they all need support so if you can help please get in touch with them directly or use our contact form.

Thank you to all the projects for being part. It’s the main reason people attend.
And maybe the soup.

 


1 – RISE UP Singing (Winner)

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RISE Provides support to women, families and LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse and violence. RISE Up Singing is a choir of service users, staff and supporters who are singing together for the first time.

RISE Up Singing gives people back their voice, allowing space for physical and emotional healing. Support from Brighton Soup enables free engagement with the choir.

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Contact:
Ruth Mason
07539 118755
Ruth.mason@riseuk.org.uk

Links:
Website      riseuk.org.uk
Facebook   facebook.com/riseuk
Twitter        @RISEUK


2 – Healey Home Farm

Project Logo - Heley Home FarmHealey Home Farm is a community project based at Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park. Our project is creating a one acre farming space for people to come together and learn about producing food. Our main business is organic poultry farming, supplying eggs to small local businesses and community organisations who promote healthy eating and wherever possible use locally grown and organic produce.

We now need to make the farm more accessible for our customers and visitors. We will make a noticeboard by the farm gate providing information about the project, along with information points at each chicken and duck run and vegetable bed. This is because our visitors at the annual open day all enjoyed seeing the different breeds of hen, learning about the different coloured eggs that are laid and how to care for the animals.

This will enable us to have visitors and volunteers more frequently and plan for our first open event.

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Contact:
Janine Healey
07982 198112
HealeyHomeFarm@gmail.com

Links:
Facebook   facebook.com/Healey-Home-Farm


 3 – My Life Journalism

Project Logo - Little Green PigLittle Green Pig is running workshops to get young people to tell their stories through writing. 6 two hour sessions after school: 14 young people with an emphasis on recruitment from children in care will work with a professional journalist to write their own columns for publication weekly in Latest7 magazine. We will be recruiting through referrals from the Virtual Schools (Children in Care) team. Each workshop will be run by 2 workshop leaders, supported by 8-14 volunteers (as appropriate).

All our workshops include a celebratory event to share the project outcome with the community

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Contact:
Julie Watson
07500 96 5757
Julie@littlegreenpig.org.uk

Links:
Website      littlegreenpig.org.uk
Facebook   facebook.com/littlegreenpig
Twitter        @littlegreenpig1


 4 – SoulFood

Project-Logo---Mothers-UncoveredSoulFood is a new venture for Brighton-based Mothers Uncovered (part of Livestock charity). We will create a series workshops that aim to help Brighton based parents engage with food. They will both share their own food memories and experiences and experiment with new foods and cooking. These are not just classes in healthy eating/living because there are an abundance of these.

We want participants to feel empowered by their food choices, to expand their knowledge of the food resources available within the city and to feel confident in sharing their food skills and ideas within their communities. The money would go towards the cost of food for the workshops next year – that way we can offer the sessions at a very low rate of £3 per session (which includes resource materials & a meal). It also means that we can offer the session for free for any disabled participants.

Presenters: Maggie Gordon-Walker & Ingrid Wakeling

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Maggie Gordon-Walker
07930530041
maggie@livestock.org.uk

Links:
Website      mothersuncovered.com
Facebook   MothersUncoveredUK
Twitter        @mothersuncoverd


 Contributors

Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 4 delicious soups, free of charge, to all of our guests (3 vegan and all gluten free). Tom, Ash & Shona couldn’t join us, but they still provided tasty soups for the evening. Lizzie again brought along her Clam Chowder soup and spent the evening working the kitchen with Peter and Judy. We also had previous attendee, Zorah Levy, returning, this time with a spicy Thai soup.

BSoup-Sponsor-Bowl-The-Soup-DeptTom Chadd @ The Soup Dept 
Pumpkin & Swede Soup

 

BSoup-Sponsor-Bowl-cactus-cafeAsh (Chef) & Shona Sharma @ The Cactus Cafe
Cuban Bean Soup

 

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Lizzie Batten
Clam Chowder

 

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Thai Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup

 

A huge thanks to all the people that brought food.

Special mentions go to Papa John’s for the 5 very large tasty pizzas.
And Dougal & Ceri who brought along a big pot of Curried Carrot Soup to share 🙂

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The musical entertainment this time was provided by  Tom Mills and Jim Cannings from Carnivalé.

They gave us an acoustic set of original material with some lively Beatles tracks thrown in.
Thank you so much guys!

Donations & Raffle Prizes

These are local (and some national) businesses that supported us with donations and some amazing raffle prizes.

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The Volunteers

Community Organisers, Dot, Sam and Valentina for once again giving their time to help our presenters with “pitch” training. We think it paid off.

Olivia for arriving early to help us set-up. Judy for helping us set-up and then spending the whole evening helping Peter out in the kitchen

And finally a grateful thanks to all those lovely people that pitched in at the end to help us clear up: Deborah, Alison & their girls, Harry, Lizzie and anyone one else who we accidentally neglect to mention.

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Will, Lizzie, Peter, Michael, Angel, Karin, Nikki, Judy & Lynne.

Thanks for making it a great night.

See the photos.

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BrightonSoup @ Hangleton – 18th Sept 2015

Our second BrightonSoup event and this time no noisy dance class above – and we had a much better PA system. Sadly one of our projects had to drop out late so there were 3 projects pitched on the night. Tamsin from Wide Berth won the vote and £300.70 in ticket money and donations for her craft taster classes for socially isolated mothers.

There were plenty of connections made and skills pledged to the projects so we hope they all get the support they need. We also had last soup’s winner, Ann from the Purple People Plot come back with an update on their project and how the money has helped. We’ll keep you updated on all these projects and let you know when they’re having events of their own.

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


The Venue

St Richard’s Community Centre,
Egmont Road
Hove
BN3 7FP

Thanks to Ann Tizzard & Patricia Weller for being so helpful throughout.


The Projects

Thank you to all the projects for being part of our BrightonSoup event, it was the reason people attended (and maybe the soup).

These were 3 projects that pitched. Although only one was the winner, they all need your support. If you can help in any way please get in touch with them directly or use our contact form.

1 – Portslade Bonfire Society

Portslade Bonfire Society is a local group of residents keen to celebrate bonfire night with an annual torch lit procession through the Old Village and surrounding area finishing at emmaus Brighton – a national charity providing a supportive environment for homeless people. Emmaus hold an annual fireworks display and we plan to light their bonfire with the torches from our procession – and then enjoy the fireworks. This can be a great way of taking part in a local community event that is open to all. It’s a big responsibility and an empowering experience for youngsters to carry a lit torch through their home community. One we believe would be positive and memorable giving locals a sense of ownership in their own communities.

We have been invited to join Sussex Bonfire Council, organisers of the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations as well as supporting thirty other Bonfire Societies in Sussex. Any future fund-raising by Portslade Bonfire Society will be donated to the emmaus Brighton. To meet Brighton & Hove Council requirements we need funding for public liability insurance, and this is where any funding from BrightonSoup will be spent.

DSCF8639Presenter: Alex Hardman

Contact:
Alex Hardman
0781 773 1590
alex.hardman@plumpton.ac.uk

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697649887132684/

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2 – Wide Berth (Winner)

Wide Berth is a project that enables mums to have time to be free and honest about motherhood and mental health whilst
engaging in an activity, such as making mosaics. Set up by Tamsin Williams, we aim to counteract social isolation for mums and develop a community of support for families in Hove.

Wide Berth is run by a committee with different interests and skills, and an empathy for mums suffering from Post natal depression.

We currently need to raise funds to keep the project running. Funding from BrightonSoup will cover the cost of hiring a hall for a ‘taster day’ to promote Wide Berth with various mini workshops offering different art and craft activities run by mums themselves. It will pay for promotion of the day with posters and leaflets, and serve the purpose of raising awareness of
Wide Berth. Check our website for photos from previous workshops here.

DSCF8675Presenter: Tamsin Williams

Contact:
Tamsin Williams ~ Wide Berth Project Co-ordinator
wideberth.honeycroft@gmail.com

Links:
Website: https://wideberth.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WideBerth

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3 – Wild Things & High Jinks

“My daughter is disabled and suffers with anxiety, ADD, and is partially deaf. I wanted an activity where she could achieve something on her own and climbing has been one of those achievements. The staff at Adventure Unlimited were absolutely fantastic with her – kind, patient and extremely understanding. Their dedication paid off and eventually she climbed the wall and reached the top – the look on her face was priceless!  It’s so important for her to achieve things in life as so many things are difficult for her, but one little step like reaching the top of that wall in life for her is like climbing a mountain.” This is what one mum told us about her child’s experience at our climbing club.

For 38 years, Adventure Unlimited have helped transform the lives of children and young people this way. Providing subsidised places and additional support for those that need it to take part and we have worked with literally thousands of young people. Now, is a tough time for small charities and we need your help to carry on providing our services and bring back our term-time climbing and archery clubs and outdoor adventure holiday clubs in the Autumn. Without your help, there’s a real risk that the memories created this year could be the last.

DSCF8708Presenters: Susannah Broadbridge & Chris Trickey

Links:
Website : www.aultd.org
Facebook:  facebook.com/AdventureUnlimited
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/aultdbrighton

  • Sadly Adventure Unlimited closed down in September 2016.

Everyone that helped

Soup & Food

These souper-stars provided 5 delicious soups, free of charge, to all of our guests (4 vegan and all gluten free). Tom couldn’t join us this time, but he still provided a couple of soups. Ash again provided a spicy soup. We also had a couple of newcomers, Lizzie and Paul, supplying soups – and they spent the evening in the kitchen helping our Peter feed the masses and washing up.

Thank you Mandy and Jill for coming in to help with the washing up.

the-soup-deptTom Chadd @ The Soup Dept 
Carrot & Coriander Soup
Curried Chick Pea & Bean Soup

cactusAsh (Chef) & Shona Sharma @ The Cactus Cafe 202 Portland Road
Pun Yam Soup

 

Lizzie Batten
Clam Chowder

Paul Tansley
Leek & Potato Soup

A special mention to Hilary & Richard for once again providing allotment veg that went into the soups. Also a huge thanks to all the people that brought food, there was so much.

Music

DSCF8857The musical entertainment this time was provided by guitar duo, Dare To Be Charlie. Newcomers to Brighton, Daren and Charlie impressed with their eclectic mix of original songs, super harmonies and good humour. They got a great response from our soupers.

Not only did they entertain, but they let us use their PA for the pitches. Thanks!

The Sponsors

The local businesses that supported us with decorations, donations and raffle prizes. With their help we covered the costs of hosting the event so that all the ticket money went to the winning project.

All @ Get Stuffed Cafe
All @ Hartley’s Wines (Hangleton Way)
All @ The Grenadier Pub
David @ Westow Play & Football
Gail @ Fairydust Flowers
Julien & Martina
@ Intenso Cafe
Karen @ Suntrap Salon
Michelle
@ Coral Greyhound Stadium
Nima @ Best Wishes
Owen @ Tesco Express
Paul @ Hair Retreat
Peter @ Co-operative Food
Prakash @ Warr News

The Volunteers

The Community Organisers, Dot and Sam, for giving our presenters “pitch” training. They really enjoyed it and felt far more confident of their presentations. They all did well on the night.

Steph for yet again taking photos.

And finally a grateful thanks to all those lovely people that pitched in at the end to help us clear up: Deborah, Alison & their girls, Hilary, Carys and anyone one else who we accidentally neglect to mention.

Back: Lynne, Charlie, Angel. Michael, Will, Karin, Nikki & Mandy. Front: Lizzie & Peter.

Thank you all for getting involved!

See the photos.

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Angel, Charlie, Karin, Lynne, Michael, Nikki, Peter, Scott & Will.

BrightonSoup @ Portslade – 19th June 2015

Our first soup and we think it went really well.

There were 4 projects pitched on the night and Ann from the Purple People Plot won the vote and took £304.50 for their Secret Garden for the Food Bank users. We had some good connections made and skills pledged.

This is the info on the people who pitched, the project that won, those that provided the food, entertainment, decorations, everyone that helped us make it happen:


The Venue

South Portslade Community Centre
Church Road
Portslade
BN41 1LB

Attendance: 61

Thanks to Siobhan and Brunwin for their help.


The Projects

Thank you to all the projects for being part of our BrightonSoup event. Although we had a winner these projects still need help. So if you can do anything to help, donate, give your time, pledge a skill, then get in touch directly or use our contact form.

1 – Knowledge Box Library

mASCot Knowledge Box LibrarymASCot is a parent led support group for families with a child/children on the Autistic spectrum. We now have over 180 families that we support and we are growing weekly. We arrange many things in mASCot including workshops, coffee mornings, talks, training and therapies and we are always looking to provide new and necessary support for our families.

One of our new projects is our Knowledge Box Library where we provide a box of books, leaflets and information to help parents and children understand Autism better by reading some wonderful books and resources. Telling your child about Autism is a big worry for many parents and we hope we can provide the right information and guidance to make this part of their journey easier.

DSCF8333Presenters: Paula Donovan & Mimi Banks

Contact:
Sam Bayley
07943 346 055 / 01273 414 609
info@asc-mascot.com

Links:
Website: asc-mascot.com
Facebook: facebook/ascmascot
Twitter: @mascotsupport

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2 – A Helping Hand

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A Helping Hand helps educate and support young people and their families in the community, women experiencing PND and people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse. The basis of the talks is about nutrition and how it affects the way we feel or as I like to say, food & mood. However things aren’t always as simple as knowing what to eat to feel good, the discussions are broader and cover friendships, self confidence, self esteem, weight concerns and their relationship to food, drugs, alcohol, bullying, peer pressure and difficult home lives.

All these things effect our overall health & wellbeing and young people can need extra support dealing with them. These talks are a great way for them to learn how to take back control of their health, ask questions, be supported and talk openly in a safe environment. The funding will enable me to buy and create educational props to make the learning experience more interactive and visual, to capture different learning styles. DSCF8354

Contact:
Miss Shalina Sheikh
07990 973 558
info@salubrious-living.co.uk

Links:
Website: www.salubrious-living.co.uk

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3 – Mymarc Community Interest Company

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Mymarc is a Community Interest Company that runs Make Your Mark art workshops for disabled young people up to the age of 25 in Brighton and Hove. The workshops are an opportunity for disabled young people to express themselves creatively, experiment and explore a wide-range of media – printing, painting and sculpture as well as getting together and having some fun.

Mymarc also provides volunteering opportunities for local artists and young people. We help them open up new parts of their lives and find new ways to connect to the world around them. We would like the funds to buy a projector and art supplies.

DSCF8388Presenter: Lizzie Batten

Contact:
Sue Winter 07400 963 087
sue.winter@icloud.com

Links:
Website: www.mymarc.weebly.com

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4 – Purple People Plot (Winner)

purple-people-plotBehind Portslade Town Hall is a secret garden, just waiting for care and attention. With your help we can make it into a very special place for displaced, disengaged, depressed, desperate people to dig their way back to mental and physical fitness. It will be for a sheltered vulnerable group of people who may not have a framework to their day or a purpose in life. Designed to encourage interaction, team work, relaxation and co-operation.

It will enable stressed parents to play and work with their children in a safe and natural environment. Everyone will benefit by enjoying the satisfaction and sense of achievement. An added bonus will be the food we produce, which we will share on site or use in our Food Bank kitchen. We area spin off from the Purple People Kitchen Food Bank which is held at the Portslade Town Hall every Friday, and the Council have allocated the plot to become a community garden. The funding will enable us to buy kids gardening tools for them to be an active part of it.

DSCF8397Contact:
Ann Menhinick
07789 765 933 / 01273 412 952
a.menhinick@btinternet.com

Links:
Website: www.portslade.webeden.co.uk/#/purple-people-kitchen-food-ban/4585265150

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Everyone that helped

Soup & Food

These stars provided 4 delicious soups and bread, free of charge, to all of our guests. And Tom and Shona spent the evening at the event helping out.

the-soup-deptTom Chadd @ The Soup Dept
Brocolli & Stilton Soup
Thai Red Curried Lentil Soup

cactusAsh (Chef) & Shona @ The Cactus Cafe (Opening Soon)
Mexican Lentil Bean Soup

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Joel & Ian (Chef) @ emmaus Brighton
Leek & Potato Soup

A special mention to Hilary & Richard for the allotment veg that went into the soups. And to all the guests that brought food and drink of their own to share.

Music

DSCF8465The delightful Georgia Lewis, a young local folk singer and avid accordionist offered to play solo when the rest of her band couldn’t make it.

And a special mention to Paul & Helen @ OnRequest for loan of the the mike stand.

The Boundary Road Souper-Stars!

Helping to fund the night and everything that made us look good, from balloons and table decorations, to some great raffle prizes, these are the local business that helped us out and you can find most of them on the Facebook Buzz on Boundary page.

Angel @ Angel Art
Nima @ Best Wishes
Mike @ Sparkles
Sally @ Tesco Boundary Road
George @ George’s Gems
Debbie @ Sweet Treats
Shaadi @ Hair Station
Douglas @ The Coffee Station
Faye @ Phase Photography
Gail @ Fairydust Flowers

And it wasn’t just boundary road;

Emma @ Sainsburys West Hove
Alan @ AlanThePrinter.co.uk in Southwick
All @ Stock in Trade Ltd in London

The Volunteers

The Project Committee: Scott, Peter, Michael, Charlie & Angel.

Donna for putting up posters and handing out leaflets, Julian for offering free business and patent advice to our projects and Alex for offering coaching help to the projects.

And finally all those that helped on the night setting up, checking people in, serving food, doing the raffle, taking photos and making sure it didn’t all go horribly wrong: Alex, Angel, Carol, Charlie, Karin, Michael, Peter, Scott, Shona, Steph (x2) & Tom,

Karin, Georgia, Nikki, Scott, Angel, Tom, Peter, Will, Charlie, Steph, Michael, Shona, Hilary

A big thanks to everyone for getting involved!

Read our review, see photos or watch Georgia singing.

Will & Nikki Anjos
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