Free Hugs!

Free Hugs!

For the 3rd year, Soup friends were out in Southend High Street on Saturday 19th December hugging people. Why do we do it? To raise a smile. The world can seem like a dark place. Bad things happen. Christmas can be stressful. People that are isolated feel that sense...
Soup #3 – Calling all ‘Trouble Makers’

Soup #3 – Calling all ‘Trouble Makers’

The Railway Hotel Sunday 9th March 2014 2pm – 5pm   Imagine if those who’ve had, or are having, the greatest difficulties in life were the instigators of a flourishing society… There are many ways in which people are divided. One being the divide...
Gilberts; a community bakery

Gilberts; a community bakery

Supermarkets aren’t all bad. They bring employment opportunities for one, and there are other good things. For example, I recently discovered that Tesco’s (about which much bad stuff has been written, and mostly deservedly so) gives £10,000 a year to a...
Southend Soup – now with extra Salsa!

Southend Soup – now with extra Salsa!

With a different hat on (the one I usually wear on weekdays) I took part in an event today in Victoria Plaza, Southend. Aimed at older people, the event included useful information (our stall had info for carers) and all manner of things to celebrate active ageing;...
‘Everyone to be friends’

‘Everyone to be friends’

I’m relaxing at home with a dog warming my feet – which are tired after being stood on all day. Not that I noticed the tired feet during the day; I was far too busy chatting with people at the busy Community in Harmony event. (A big thank you to Pam from...

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