Congratulations to Alex, who won Saturday’s vote for her project ‘Get the Kids Out’ helping families on low incomes to enjoy day trips and generally to have more fun together. Alex impressed the Soupers with her tenacity in negotiating good deals with service providers and coach companies.


Well done to everyone that presented. It’s tough to stand up there in front of everyone – even though they are a friendly bunch. All the presentations were great. It’s always hard to choose! You can read more about them by going to the 18 April tab under proposals!

Thanks once again to chef Fiona for not only bringing along a wonderful cauliflower soup, but also do a fab job of creating ‘magic soup’ with the ingredients everyone kindly donated. (Including asparagus – get us, being all posh!)

And of course thanks to Wayne for bringing the music – joined by a new Souper on ukulele, which was magic (please give your name so we can thank you properly) – and to Jobe, Tracey and Hayley for your magic/comedy and readings. (Apologies I didn’t have a microphone for you – would have made life easier.) Huge thanks also to Essex Feminist Collective who delighted once again with their face painting. (We love you.)

Big thanks to Suzanne and Milton Community Partnership for hosting us and covering the hall hire cost.

I’m off on adventures this week, but will do a fuller write up when I’m back next week.

In the meantime… 

Morsbags! Free fabric shopping bags to help fight the Plastic Bag Pollution! 

This is another initiative I heard about on Radio 4. Simple idea: make up bags (following an easy pattern) from old fabric, attach labels (which I’m ordering) and give em away! There’s a nationwide Morsbag donation day on May 4th. So I’m encouraging Soupers to get stitching ready for that.

Here’s the event on Facebook:

Here’s more info about Morsbags and the sewing pattern:

I fully expect you to have sewn up a few ‘undred by the time I return!

More soon… 

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