Sutton Soup #6 was held on Thursday 6th July on a very, very warm evening.  In spite of the stifling heat we had a good turn out and managed to raise an incredible £590!

Our sponsors for the night were Condell Ltd, Maze Accountancy and Cheam Financial Planning and we heard pitches from:

  •  Alex Howell Defibrillator Fund – Alex is a local man who has started a campaign to have a defibrillator installed in Cheam Park.  He explained how being treated with a defibrillator in the first few minutes after a heart attack can increase your chances of survival by over 70%!  Alex is still raising money for this fund so if you are interested please click on the link and have a look at his donation page.
  • CHOIS Community Homeopathy Service – Helen from CHOIS told us about how it was set up to offer everyone in Sutton low cost homeopathy at a convenient location.  They have had some amazing success stories in turning patients’ lives around and we heard about those also.  CHOIS was started with a £500 grant quite a few years ago and they have managed to run on a shoestring with no further funding since then.
  • Sutton Peace Symposium – Nasser Butt from our local Ahmadiyya Muslim community told us that Sutton Peace Symposium has been set up to bring different community leaders together to work for peace and be united against extremism.  They have recently conducted a Peace March in Sutton High Street and will be holding an event later in the year where people can share ideas about how to promote peace.  He invited people from all backgrounds to join them and work as Peace Ambassadors.
  • Sutton Parents Forum – Jane from Sutton Parents Forum told us about the work that they do supporting parents of children with a wide range of disabilities in the borough.  They are setting up a summer holiday club for these families to use and need funding for this.  Jane was joined by her daughter Bethany who volunteers at similar clubs run by Sutton Parents Forum and she told us what a difference they make to the youngsters and how rewarding volunteering there can be.

In the end the money went to Sutton Parents Forum – congratulations to Jane & co! 

They’ll be back in October to let us know how things went at the holiday club.

Mollie from Clusters popped in to give us an update on the trip to the seaside she is planning for her members (they won £757 at the April Soup).  It turns out they haven’t been yet as they are having a hard time finding a suitable coach that can take both people able to sit in seats and people in wheelchairs.  If anyone has any tips in this regard please do let us know by sending us a message via the Sutton Soup inbox.

And of course thanks again to everyone who made it along – we couldn’t do it without you! 

Don’t forget to book your tickets for Sutton Soup #7, happening in October.

We were treated to both bread and soup made my Heather under her Bread Club guise for this event – made all the more delicious by vegetables donated to us by our friends at Sutton Community Farm.  Thanks to all involved!

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