Soup4Starters – update from Sunday

Update from the stall at the Soup4Starters event at Heath House Community Centre

We are pleased to report that the Uttoxeter Gateway Club stall raised £40 for the raffle and £25 for Cakes, £65.00 in total.

Thank you to everyone who came by and supported us.

Soup4Starters – Sunday 12th March, 2017

Why not come and meet us on Sunday

We are having a stall at the first Soup4Starters event at Heath House Community Centre on Sunday March 12th from 12pm – 2pm.

We are using this event to promote the Uttoxeter Gateway Club and giving out our website fliers.

On our stall, we’re hoping to sell home made cakes, we’ll have a Game with a large Easter Egg for a prize, kindly being donate by TESCO.

We also have a large Fluffy Duck which needs to be named!

A bit of background

Origins of the Soup Project

The soup project originally came out of Detroit in the USA. In 2013, the manufacturing industry went bust. Project Soup was developed by a local resident to try to help get the city back on its feet.

The project has grown from strength to strength and has become an international project with various soup projects popping up across the UK

A newly formed group of women called the ‘Uttoxeter Leading Ladies’ have decided to run a similar project in Uttoxeter called Soup4Starters.

So what is the soup project?

The aim of the soup project is to help support and celebrate local community projects through grassroots micro funding.

The event provides a platform for people to pitch ideas for projects that might benefit the local community. It could be anything from a gardening project, DIY projects or arts projects – you name it!

Projects will be selected by the Leading Ladies and individuals or groups will be invited to come along to one of the lunches to pitch their ideas.

We hope to run 12 events per year. An award of 4 times the number of persons attending will be awarded to the project voted for by the other diners on the day. The first event is on March 12th, starting at 12 noon until 2pm, tickets £4.

Busy, busy times!

Busy, busy weeks but fun!

Well, we have a couple of busy weeks, some of our members went to the pub, some of us played indoor games, skittles or cricket and some of us made rice crispy cakes with Julia, one of our volunteers.

Then last night Nesta from Nestas Ark bought her menagerie of animals.  We had various snakes, Bob the parrot, lizards, a chinchilla, a therapy dog and a cat that thinks he is a dog!!

We had great fun as you can see from the photos, time flew by.

Thanks again Nesta.

Bowling next week

Can you spare a few hours a week to volunteer, I can guarantee you will have a great time.