Dawn from Little Eden came back to tell us how she’s been spending the money she won in January.  It was really lovely to see her and even more special because this time she was joined by her husband Glenn and their lovely son Tate, who is quite the chatterbox!  The three of them together presented to us and we got to hear about the new things they’ve bought for their sensory garden.


SUTTON SOUP 5 - 27th April 2017

Sutton Soup now seems to be really taking off with this, our fifth event, being the most successful yet.  And we thought we couldn’t top January!  We had loads of new people to Soup #5 (a big welcome if you were one of them) and raised £757.

Our pitchers on the night were:

  • Jigsaw4u – Jigsaw4u are a well established children’s charity who were pitching for their Grief and Loss project, providing bereavement support to Sutton children who have experienced the death of a parent or significant relative. We heard all about this from the lovely Michelle, who works for the charity.
  • Clusters – Centre of opportunity for adults with a disability.  Clusters meet every Wednesday at Holmwood Hall in Wallington to provide recreational, educational and leisure activities for people with any sort of physical, sensory or mental impairment which seriously affects their day to day lives.  Mollie, who chairs the group, pitched for funds to take members for a day trip to the seaside in a specially adapted coach.
  • Sutton Foodbank – Helping local people in crisis.  Sutton Foodbank will provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support local to local people who have been referred to them by an appropriate agency.  They don’t think that anyone in our community should have to face going hungry.  Mark from Community Works was pitching on their behalf.
  • The National Autistic Society Sutton Branch – NAS Sutton Branch is run entirely by volunteers and rely on donations to fund all the events and activities that they put on for local autistic children and adults and their families.  We heard a double headed pitch from co-chairs Rachel and Roberta, who told us more about the amazing and much needed work they do.

All of the pitches were really good – a few even came in under the four minute time, which was very impressive!  Our runaway winner, however, was Mollie from Clusters, who really captured the audience’s imagination with her vision of a day trip to Brighton for her members.  She told us how some of them have never been to the seaside – we can’t wait to catch up with her in July and hear how they all got on.

Sutton Community Farm were with us again.  Charlotte, from the farm, did a little presentation for us about their Community Share Offer – they need money to build a barn.  If you weren’t there on the night to hear about this then please do have a look here and consider becoming a member of this worthy scheme that does so much for our local people. 
A big thank you to Shirley and Graham from Feeling Good for the lovely music – Sutton Soup wouldn’t feel the same without you guys!  Also special mention goes to the amazing Mary, from the Robin Hood Pub, who made vegetable soup for us to her mother’s recipe.  Bread was, as ever, courtesy of The Bread Club.  Massive thanks also to Eden Gardens & Fencing Ltd and Steve & Myriam Gelling Utility Warehouse for sponsoring this event.  We couldn’t run Sutton Soup without our sponsors and we really appreciate your help!

Well, that’s a wrap for Sutton Soup 5!  See you all in July for the sixth Soup.