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.
BrightonSoup @ St Luke’s
64 Old Shoreham Road
Thank you to to Reverend Martin Poole for all his help.
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
01273 698 036
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
07768 934 974
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
- Home Grown Courgette, Potato and Celery
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.
Musical entertainment provided by the awesome Shauna Pentony!
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.
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.