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Harlow SOUP event raises £550 for local firm

13 Jun Harlow SOUP event raises £550 for local firm

The second ever Harlow SOUP took place on Thursday 24th May and saw over 100 people in attendance raising over £550 for winners Aspire Support Learn (ASL).

Hosted at Pemberley Academy, the event featured four community projects pitching to win the money collected on the door, which was on a “pay what you feel” basis.

Over 100 community diners attended the evening to find out about new community projects, vote for their favourite and sample the delicious homemade soup.

The winning project was ASL, a community interest company that offers employment opportunities and day care, as well as life skills, for adults with additional needs. ASL’s moving pitch explained that they would use the funds to buy their ownequipment for their own dedicated tearoom. The new space would enable ASL to open up the tearooms to more customers to help sustain the success of the organisation.

The three other pitches were also very well received and included: football equipment for Northbrooks FC to support children and local people, materials to build a garden for the dementia ward and other wards at Princess Alexandra Hospital and funding to buy a defibrillator for Little Acorns pre-school.