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Does your group/activity/voluntary work/charity need money?

If so, then ExeterSOUP could help…

The aim of each meeting is to provide small charities/voluntary groups with an opportunity to fund raise relatively small amounts of money for self-contained projects.

It’s based on a project in Detroit which has been very successful. Everyone pays £5 on the door for soup and a bowl of salad (made by volunteers from donated produce), and four charities pitch their causes for 5 minutes each.  At the end of the evening, the charity with the most votes goes home with the door money. The last event raised over £250 for the chosen charity, not bad for 5 minutes work.

Past pitches have included new garden furniture for a shared house for young adults with learning disabilities, gardening equipment for allotments used by refugees, facilities for adults coming to terms with brain damage following accidents.

So if you run a toddler group that needs some new play equipment, or want to provide some books and CDs for a local care home for the elderly, extra funds for a local theatre group or community music group  – anything small scale and locally based which could do with a bit of extra cash – fill in the form on the website, and you can go on the list to pitch your idea at the next Exeter soup.

To put forward your project contact us through the website or via twitter direct message.

NEXT EVENT: 20th November 2015, 6.00 to 8.00pm, St Sidwells Centre, Exeter.