Hello Soup Dragons
A belated Happy New Year to you all! We are fresh and ready for 2019, with Sutton Soup 12 just around the corner…next week in fact, on 24th January. Here’s who we’ve got lined up to pitch:
George and the Giant Pledge – In January 2017 Vicki and James Woodall received the devastating news that their son George had been diagnosed with cancer. After watching him endure treatment including 14 rounds of chemo and having part of his spine removed, they have somehow decided to make the best of a bad situation and have pledged to raise £1,000,000 to help beat childhood cancer. All the money raised by the campaign will go straight to the children’s team at the Royal Marsden: https://giantpledge.com
Sutton Opportunity Pre School – is a small, charity run pre-school with a high number of SEN children, based in Wallington. Fern will be pitching to tell us how they do not receive any additional funding from the borough and therefore are constantly fundraising in order to purchase equipment and specialist activities to promote their inclusive provision: https://www.suttops.co.uk
Three Cheers for Cheers – is an Epsom based charity which provides discharge hampers for elderly, or home alone, people who have been long term patients and who are discharged from Epsom or St Helier hospital over the Christmas period. They provide 70 hampers to Sutton’s St Helier hospital annually. The hamper boxes are decorated by children from local primary schools and are greatly appreciated by those who receive them. Rowena, the charity’s founder, will tell us more when she pitches: https://sites.google.com/site/threecheersforcheers/
The Children’s Trust: For Children with Brain Injury – this is a national charity, with their specialist centre based in Tadworth. They offer rehabilitation to children who have acquired brain injuries through accidents or illness and extend this into supporting them in the community, helping them to reintegrate by working with their schools and families. The Children’s Trust offers this vital support to many children within Sutton borough. Fiona will be pitching on their behalf: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
We’re really looking forward to hearing these pitches, and also to hearing from the fantastic Liz, from Project Linus (crafting handmade patchwork quilts for sick or traumatised young people), who took £1150 away from Soup 11 back in October.
Of course Sutton Soup is not just about fundraising, it’s also about food, and we are super excited to announce that our guest soup chef for next week is in fact Peter del Campo, who is the Head Chef at Blake’s Hotel in London. He will be cooking a Cream of Fennel Soup for us – here is a link to his Instagram page where you can have a look at some of his other creations…yum: https://www.instagram.com/chefpeterdelcampo/
We are currently sold out online for Soup 12 – if you have booked but you won’t be able to make it, please do let us know as we can reallocate your ticket to someone else!
We will be in touch again next week with an update.
All the best
The Sutton Soup Team