SOUP Glorious Soup – is the Soup hot or cold?
Soup creates an amazing day.
The Big Breakfast
Crowstone with Melanie & Mark preparing for the Big Breakfast. We raised £400, all of which will be shared to fund eye operations and support a nursing training school based in North India.
Marvellous team in the kitchen, Eddie and Karen Gargan with Mark, they prepared approximately 61 breakfasts.
Andreas and I made numerous amounts of tea and coffee, we certainly pushed the dishwasher button more than once; I dropped several drinks on to the floor, we bumped into each other and but we both managed to keep smiling.
It was a wonderful job! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was fast and furious, a bit like a work out. Andreas and I enjoyed it, but last bell rung and time called, we were relieved and my feet were delighted to finish.
The team had veggatarian breakfast and a sit down. The began the cleanup.
This completed. I crashed at Mels and Marks for a couple of hours before returning back to the church.
We prepared for SOUP, the local project run by Sherry Fuller. Met by Sherry with a big hug, I popped into the foyer to meet my lovely friend Ann.
Ann ran the kitchen smoothly and it was immaculate afterwards, as if we had no guests.
My job was to organise the swishing area which consisted of swapping clothing for raffle tickets, then the raffle tickets used to buy some item from another individual.
I was truly amazed at your generosity.
Frightened we would be left with too much, I was so pleased that the majority of items were swapped and only two bags for charity or for Sherry to distribute as she sees fit. Brilliant.
I had a few high value items which have been and will be sold individually. On the day, we raised a small amount of cash of swishing – approximately £27.00.
Sherry pays for the hall hire and drinks, so I gave her the £27.00 suggesting she keeps the amount to put towards another SOUP. It’s not cheap you know.
SOUP was made by two lovely women in the kitchen, and Peter dropped off a large pan of Soup that he had made beforehand; he couldn’t there unfortunately.
You raised £317 and the two lads from the youth group won. Absolutely fabulous.The youth club keep as many as 52 children off the streets on a weekly basis. Go fellas, go!
Musically, I was entertained throughout for the lovely Graham.
We entered the finishing line at 6.30pm, my feet felt as though they would drop off from my ankles.
Helped to the car by Ann and Mel, I made my way home. I told everyone my story and ate three weetabix – yep, three whole wonderful weetabix, and I felt refuelled.
At 10.00pm I write a blog and contemplated the way of life that Mel and Mark have.
Their day just doesn’t stop, after SOUP, Melanie attended a fish and chip supper! I couldn’t have gone if I wanted to, this little body was tired and hanging for a bath and bed.
I will leave you on an incredibly positive note; you are wonderfully kind and generous to support these causes.
You generosity has been amazing and your company a delight.
A huge thank you from Me, a massive thank you from SouthendSOUP, Sherry and finally ta very much from Mark, Mel and Crowstone.
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Love Me x