SUTTON SOUP 15 - 10th October 2019

There was also an update for us from Hayley and the team at Muschamp Primary SEN Base, who took away £1293 at July’s Soup to make a new sensory path for the children who use the unit.  It was wonderful to see her again and hear about what the children have been getting up to!

Sutton Soup 3 - 6th October 2016
​​​Sutton Soup 11 - 11th October 2018

Hello Soup Dragons 

We are very pleased to tell you that Sutton Soup 15 was an amazing evening, and that we managed to raise a staggering £1330 – our biggest Soup pot yet!  We were sponsored by Ace Accountancy Services, First Networking, and Sainsbury’s.

Here’s a reminder of who pitched:

  • Playwise Learning CIC – work with children in Sutton who have additional needs or a disability.  They use the Portage model for their services, maximising opportunities, learning and development, to facilitate and enable and to have fun.  Pam and Eve pitched for tablet computers with eye-gaze software that will enable profoundly physically disabled children to control them using only the movements of their eyes.
  • Ryan MS Therapy Centre – this centre, which supports Sutton residents, offers support through physio, counselling and other therapies to people with Multiple Sclerosis.  They also provide invaluable group support, camaraderie and a sense of fun.  The centre makes a real difference to the wellbeing, both physical and emotional, of the people who use it.  They receive no government funding and so rely entirely on donations to achieve this.  Bonnita and Dawn pitched for funds to help them to carry out this essential work.
  • First Class Coders – run coding (aka computer programming) classes in many different settings, helping people to develop their computer skills, which are so essential in the modern world.  Although a lot of their work is with the under 8 age group, Marsha pitched for funds to set up a new scheme of coding classes for the over 60s in Sutton, which will help them prevent cognitive decline and promote digital literacy.  These classes would be held in dementia cafés, libraries and other community spaces.
  • Home-Start Sutton – is a voluntary organisation working to support families with young children.  They work by recruiting and training volunteers, who are parents themselves, to support families who are experiencing difficulties, in the family’s own home.  They wanted funds to run a volunteer preparation course.  Bev and Gayle, who work with Home-Start, pitched and we heard from Andrea, who has used the service and shared her personal story of how much it meant to her.

We really enjoyed hearing all of the pitches!  The bumper £1330 went, in the end, to Home-Start Sutton and they will be back in January. 

We were excited to welcome a guest chef for the soup, the Ginger Frog café in Wallington.  They certainly didn’t disappoint.  It was an absolutely delicious Butternut, Chilli & Coconut Soup - we had lots of requests for the recipe and should have a recipe card for all you keen cooks ready at Sutton Soup 16. 

Thanks again Ginger Frog!

Huge thanks too to all of our volunteers and to everyone else who came along on the night to support us and our pitchers. 

We couldn’t do it without you.  We hope you will join us again on 30th January 2020 for Sutton Soup 16.  



Sutton Soup 6 - 6th July 2017