Hello Soup Dragons
For those of you that haven’t heard – Sutton Soup 8, held last week, was a record breaker! We raised a staggering £970. This is absolutely amazing and far more than we could have imagined we would raise when we started this project two years ago. We heard pitches from:
6th Carshalton Brownies – Jo was pitching for equipment to take the Brownies camping, which could be used by other Brownie units also, and to replace a very well used parade flag! We were treated to a song by two very brave little Brownies, which was lovely. http://carshalton-methodist.org.uk/scouts-guides/6th-carshalton-guides.php
Family Learning Hub – Emily and Astrid from Horizon Church pitched for funds to run this service, based in the St Helier area, for children who need support in their schoolwork. We heard from parents and young people who have used the Hub about how much it has benefitted their lives. https://www.horizonchurchsutton.org/horizon-hub/
Christians Against Poverty Sutton – work with people in debt and try to help them improve their lives. Julie from CAP and service user Nicola told us about how they would like funds for a trip to the seaside. https://capuk.org/i-want-help/our-services/cap-debt-help/debt-centre/113
Cruse Bereavement Support Sutton – Revd Dave Dickinson of Trinity Church is setting up a branch of Cruse in Sutton this year and was pitching for this. Cruse is a nationwide organisation but we do not yet have a branch in Sutton borough, and they provide free support, advice and information to anyone who has suffered a bereavement. https://www.cruse.org.uk
The vote was very close by all accounts, but the Family Learning Hub just swung it, in the end, taking away that bumper £970 pot! Emily will, of course, be back at Sutton Soup 9 on 26th April to tell us how they get on with the money. You don’t want to miss that so do reserve your ticket here: http://bit.ly/SuttonSoup
It was great to see Andy from Wallington Little League who came back to tell us that they had bought kits for two teams with the £798 they won in October. Also, that eight children who could not afford to join the league have now been included thanks to Soup funds…wonderful!
Thank you so much to everyone who made it last week, and to our sponsors who have been so generous – Sainsbury’s, Cheam Financial Planning, Maze Accountants and Volks Autos – Soup would not happen without your support.
See you in April!
All the best
The Sutton Soup Team