Soup works on a donation basis, people come along and pay a fiver for a bowl of soup and some entertainment, they also get a button to vote with.
Four local organisations have four minutes to ‘pitch’ and tell us how they will spend our money, they are each allowed to take four questions from the audience and then we have food and entertainment and cast our votes.
This event was a fantastic example of communities coming together, the Clear project provided the soup and volunteers to serve up, Buckhaven Community Bakery provided homemade rolls, tray bakes, and local man Tam Braithwaite provided the entertainment.
Lee Walls Social enterprise adviser at Brag said “as a social enterprise adviser I realised the potential for bringing soup events into local Fife communities to stimulate community enterprise, start conversations and support collaborative working. This is our third event to date and each one is better than the other, this was a brilliant night and an excellent example of how this type of initiative can work locally”
The overall winner was Levenmouth Children’s clothing bank who will be using the money to buy warm winter coats for children in the area who have none.
If you are interested in pitching at our next Soup event (early 2019), hosting the event, entertaining us or indeed making the soup- please do get in touch.
For more information on Fife Soup contact Lee at Brag Lwalls@brag.co.uk