Hello Soup Dragons,
We can hardly believe it either, but it’s been three months since our last event and Sutton Soup 13 is next Thursday!! It’s looking to be a souper-douper evening, so much so that tickets are sold out online and have been for a while now. For those of you who are lucky enough to be coming along, here’s a preview of who’s pitching:
Dementia Action 2019 Week - Sutton New Town Community Festival are running a series of art and craft workshops and an art exhibition to display work created by people with dementia and or by people reacting to their experience of dementia as relatives or carers, during the borough-wide activities for Dementia Action Week. They need funds to help promote the events and to pay for transport to allow as many people as possible to attend: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week
Kingswood Shetlands - are based in Surrey but would like to bring their Animal Assisted Therapy Scheme to Sutton residents. Their pitch will tell us about how beneficial this therapy can be to special needs children, adults and the elderly. With money from Sutton Soup they would offer this therapy for free or at a reduced rate to vulnerable Sutton residents who would otherwise be unable to afford it: https://www.kingswoodshetlands.co.uk/pony-therapy
Sutton Young Carers Ambassadors – The Young Carers Service, run from Sutton Carer’s Centre, provides much needed support to young people who have caring responsibilities for a family member. They aim to reduce the impact of caring through building capacity an resistance, improving wellbeing, improving educational outcomes and reducing inappropriate caring. The Ambassadors are young carers themselves and will telling us more about this when they pitch: https://www.suttoncarerscentre.org/information-zone
Holiday at Home – This scheme, run by Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, offers a two day holiday to local seniors. The first one they held, last year, was a great success and they would very much like to be able to offer another one this year. We are looking forward to hearing more details: https://www.beechesbaptist.org/welcome.htm
Of course we will also hear back from the lovely ladies at Sutton Opportunity Preschool, who won Soup 12 in January, and we are lucky enough to have chef Peter del Campo back also, who will be rustling up another delicious batch of soup for us.
If you have got a ticket but you aren’t going to be able to make it, please do cancel it to give someone else a chance to have one! Other than that, there’s nothing left to say – have a great Easter weekend in this beautiful sunshine and we will see you next week for more fun, food and fundraising.
All the best
The Sutton Soup Team