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Hello Soup Dragons

We long to be able to get back to meeting in person for food and fundraising, however, it looks like we will not be able to hold our next soup until next year.

As we approach Christmas, many of the fairs, fetes and craft markets that have traditionally enabled many community groups to raise money have been cancelled this year. The restrictions to control the coronavirus pandemic have removed a vital source of income at this time of year.

If you are part of a community group that serves the people of Sutton then I would encourage you to register to take part in Sutton's "A Christmas of Giving" and decorating a Christmas Tree to be displayed in one of the High Street stores in Sutton.

The Christmas Tree Festival is being organised by Sutton New Town Community Festival and Enjoy Sutton in coordination with St Raphael's Hospice. The Christmas Tree Festival will be at the heart of a month-long "A Christmas of Giving" that will fill Sutton's High Street and the St Nicholas Centre with Christmas Trees. 

Every tree will have a QR code that will direct the giver to a Just Giving page. All the money collected will go into a common pot.  The money raised will then be distributed between the different charities taking part. Charities including not for profit Community Groups can decorate a tree for free. 
Register to Decorate a Tree
I hope you have seen that we have been sharing news about fundraising projects for local groups through our social media accounts. We know that many charities and community groups across the borough have experienced a significant increase in demand for their services during this year at the same time many groups are also desperately concerned about a shortfall in cash donations.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message. Please do forward this information to community groups that need help with fundraising.

All the best




Heather and the Sutton Soup Team

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