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 Projects & Pitchers
A huge thanks to all the pitchers taking part on the night, we couldn’t do it without you!
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.
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
2 – All Saints – Caritas (Winner)
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of the food cooked is donated by Fairshare- an organisation which redistributes supermarket food that is about to go out of date.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
Laura on 07515 940 639
3 – Market Beans – Coffee With A Social Purpose
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
Katherine on 07943 401 830
4 – No Labels, No Limits, Just Me – Twice Dead #1
“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 done by myself and a fellow Graphic Artist who himself has a disability.
Pitching: Suchitra Chatterjee
Suchitra on 07815 101723
Website: website coming soon (twicedead.co.uk)
Music – Karandash
A massive thank you to Kaile, Ed and Tom from Karandash for entertaining us with their Eastern European folk music!
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.
Tom Chadd The Soup Dept
Curried Mixed Vegetable
Carrot, Cumin and Coriander
Joanne and Dan Gray
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!
- Ayten @ Ayten Gasson Lingerie
- Tom @ Boulder Brighton
- Victoria @ Brighton & Hove Buses
- Sarah @ Royal Pavillion
- Rohun @ Brighton Zip
- Paul @ City Books
- Norman aka Fatboy Slim
- John & Scott @ GBK
- Kelina @ Gunns Florist
- Hugo @ Headmasters Brighton
- Julian @ Intenso Cafe
- All @ Komedia
- Our volunteer Lynne Lester-George
- All @ Pavilion Gardens Cafe
- Faye @ Phase Photography
- Sophie @ Theatre Royal Brighton
- Stuart @ Volks Electric Railway
- All @ Waitrose
- 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!
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!