7 March – what a night!


From an empty Parish Hall in Downend, to a thriving evening full of goodwill, fantastic ideas and of course great SOUP, we’ve now officially joined the world-wide network of SOUP community crowdfunders here in tiny Downend.

Over 100 people joined us on 7 March to hear ideas from Crisis Centre, Hives and Herbals and Mothers for Mothers.  In the end the cash prize of nearly £500 went to Karly and her pitch for Mothers 4 Mothers.  We look forward to seeing them come back later in the year to tell us more about exciting plans to bring a support centre for mothers suffering from pre and post natal depression to our neighbourhood.

Pitch quality was excellent and Alison entertained us greatly with her Queen bee outfit and proving that SOUP is also about supporting community enterprise as well as charity.  And who can forget the amazing voice of Suzie Dobson, herself about to launch a kickstarter for a new EP.

We hope you enjoyed the night.  A final shout out to all our community helpers and sponsors who contributed goods and services in kind to make the evening run with zero operating costs and it’s only through this that we can promise that every penny through the door goes out to a good cause.

Onwards we go to planning SOUP 2 in October.  if you’d like to be part of the organising team we have jobs that range from just one hour upwards, drop us a line downendsoup@gmail.com

Let’s continue our journey of create change, for good, one bowl at a time.


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