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Good to Go

A quick update.

First we’ve got to mention Buzz on Boundary. We posted up for help and had immediate offers from Purnima @ Best Wishes and Sally @ Tesco. It’s a great little online community with all the shops helping each other and giving out special offers. Worth checking out.

This weekend emmaus Brighton offered to make soup for us! We already have soup contributors (thanks Tom and Ash), but now, even with a full house (and we’re hoping to get one) nobody’s going hungry. If that wasn’t enough, Joel, the manager, offered emmaus Brighton as a venue for a future event. How great is that! If you haven’t been to emmaus do, it’s more than a huge charity shop: it’s got a great cafe, outside seating, grounds to explore, places to chill and relax, friendly people and a really nice vibe running through it. A beautiful place to spend time on a summer evening. Eating soup 🙂

We also had Emma @ Sainsburys West Hove helping us and Hilary arranging for allotment vegetables. That and with the goodies people are bringing with them, we really are sorted for food. In fact we’re pretty much good to go with food, drink & entertainment. Now time to decide on the projects. So we finished the week meeting Proposers (Entrepreneurs? Pitchers? What do we call them? Suggestions?). Really nice people with great projects and more to meet with this week. We’re closing for submissions soon, but still time if you’re interested – Just be quick!

Not everyone gets a mention, but a big thanks to everyone helping us out.

Team Soup

A busy week

Well last week was a busy one, but a good one too.

We confirmed the venue/date and let the ticket site go live. We sold our first tickets, a great relief as it won’t be just us eating soup and pitching ideas to each other in a big empty room. We had a glitch when someone tried to buy a ticket and it wouldn’t accept cards – only PayPal. We ticked the “Paypal” option to give people more choice, but it seems Eventbrite doesn’t work that way. Most annoying.

Well we’re new to this and we knew it wouldn’t all go perfectly – we’ve learnt something for next time. So we’ve added options to pay by bank transfer or cheque. And you can always call and we’ll sort something out.

We’ve managed to get some major soup help too: Tom, who runs the awesome Soup Dept is making us a huge pot of soup on the night – you know it will be delicious :). We’re also talking to a local chef who may be helping too, with something hot and spicy. We’ve also had confirmation of attendees bringing some of their own food to share so we just might end up with variety of food for all different tastes. Fantastic!

And if that wasn’t enough to qualify for a good week, we’ve also received our first project submissions – and they are exactly the kind of ideas we want. We’re tempted to tell you about them now, but it’s probably best we wait until nearer the time if not the night itself.

So a really good week and only 6 more to go.

The BrightonSoup Team