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Harlow SOUP hold online special event to raise money for those in Harlow affected by Covid-19

02 Apr Harlow SOUP hold online special event to raise money for those in Harlow affected by Covid-19

The next Harlow SOUP is taking place on Thursday 2nd April online at The community crowdfunding project, run by the team behind Herts & Essex Community Farm, will be adapting their usual event which takes place quarterly at Pemberley Academy, streaming to Facebook Live to connect the local community together.

The innovative community event will feature an array of talented local musicians performing live from their own homes including Billy Lunn (the Subways), Lauren McKay (The Undercovers), Charlotte Howell (the Harlow Howellers), Anita Schultschik and firm favourite, Sam Russell and more`.

The event will broadcast from 6.30pm – 7.45pm and is timed to coincide with the now weekly “Clap for Heroes” in which those working for the NHS and other frontline services are applauded across the nation, every Thursday at 8pm.

Harlow SOUP usually features four community projects vying for a vote, against each other. This time round there will be an online funding page ( to raise money for those in Harlow who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As well as hearing from fantastic musicians, key frontline workers will be speaking about their experiences responding to the pandemic in Harlow. Confirmed speakers include Vic Goddard of Passmores Academy, Jemma Mindham from Rainbow Services, Robert Halfon MP, Bobby Kalafi of Pemberley Academy, Keiren Mitchell from Streets2homes and Herty from Community Embrace – who were the winners of the last Harlow SOUP back in February 2020.

Harlow is a town with a fantastic tradition of community spirit and attendees of Harlow SOUP in-person often attest to how heart-warming and affirming the event is. Let’s carry on celebrating the Harlow spirit in these difficult times together.

For more information about Harlow SOUP please visit