This is where you can donate money or support to either BrightonSoup or one of the projects who pitched at our second BrightonSoup ONLINE on 17 June 2021.
It is not just about money. All our community projects can benefit from donations of time, support, equipment, expertise and network building. So much can happen from connections made on the night.
If there is anything you can offer any of the projects, you can complete the contact form here and we can forward your details on, or use the contact details by each project below.
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AND THE WINNER IS… The HIV Hour
THE UK’s ONLY RADIO SHOW ABOUT HIV SINCE 2016
A unique Community Radio Show run by volunteers who are HIV themselves.
The show is for people living with or affected by HIV. Sue, Josh, Tony and Stephen deliver a vital service to the local community and further afield.
Being a great resource for information and the promotion of local HIV organisations and charities also tackling stigma and giving essential support for people living with HIV. We encourage listeners to talk about their own experiences to help with isolation and prejudice. Keeping listeners updated on the latest HIV treatment advancements.
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Contacts: Sue Hunter, Josh Sharples
Email: The HIV Hour
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class for Women
A weekly trauma informed yoga class for all who identify as women. A safe space and supportive yoga class run on a donations basis at Brighton Natural Health Centre.
Sarah is a 500 + hour certified yoga teacher and senior teacher with the Vajrasati yoga school in Brighton. She has completed a Trauma Sensitive teaching course and is qualified to teach in high security environments after completing training with the Prison Phoenix Trust. She has taught people from all different backgrounds and abilities. Before teaching full time Sarah was a support worker for many years, helping people with complex support needs.
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Contact: Sarah Pailthorpe
Being of Sound Health
Being of Sound Health is a holistic intervention for schools that uses the therapeutic sound of singing bowls, gong, percussion, and voice, alongside breath and body movements. It is particularly useful for children with Special Educational Needs as it is sensory based.
Using sound therapeutically is very calming to the automatic nervous system, lowering cortisol levels and slowing the heart rate. The harmonics of the Himalayan bowls, the steady rhythm of a drum, and singing gentle, repetitive songs, has the ability to lower brain wave activity and synchronise the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The resulting harmonizing of the body’s energy system allows for increased focus, creativity, and emotional connection and regulation, reduced anxiety, and a softening of tension in the body – following the same response meditators experience. Sound Meditation is particularly beneficial for people with SEN as they receive the benefits of meditating without the need for following instructions.
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Contact: Joanna McEwen
Flock Theatre Makers – There’s a Tiger In The Garden: Theatre For Children and Families
This Summer, Flock Theatre presents THERE’S A TIGER IN THE GARDEN, a theatrical adaptation of Lizzy Stewart’s prizewinning Children’s Book for young audiences on the Sussex coast. Created by four Brighton theatre-makers, the work is targeted at families and children age 3-8 who, for the past year, have had no access to the creative events typical of the early years landscape. The performance aims to benefit families by providing playful and safe ways to engage in high quality artistic activity and bond beyond the stress of the pandemic. We are actively targeting families who may experience marginalisation providing free tickets to shows in their community. Using puppetry, imaginative design and music – audiences will be invited to join Nora to discover dragonflies as big as her head, plants that can eat you (and your toy giraffe) whole, a polar bear that likes fishing and maybe, just possibly, a tiger in the garden.
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Contact: Freya Wynn-Jones