After a 18 month gap from in person Harlow Soup due the Covid-19 pandemic we returned in September and held an outdoor SOUP event at Herts & Essex Community Farm.
Harlow Wombles – £643.00 – Being awarded soup funds will provide the Harlow Wombles group the ability to buy additional litter pickers, hi-viz vests and gloves which can be distrubutued to volunteers enabling more people to get involved including school groups.
We returned to our normal structure for the May Soup but we decided that the pot of money donated by our soup attendees would be split between all the projects so everyone gets some money to help them through this difficult time.
We heard from 4 inspirational projects on the evening who are all doing incredible things to support our community.
Voting was conducted through our website which decided how the funding pot would be split between the 4 projects.
- Butterfly Effect Wellbeing: Mental Health Support Group ~ £427.50
- The Square: Community Music Event ~ £262.50
- Princess Alexandra Hospital: End of Life Care Packs ~ £37.50
- Citizens Advice: ICT Equipment ~ £22.50
Special Online Harlow Soup – £1510.00 – To support the work going on throughout the Harlow area we held a special online Harlow Soup where we heard from people working on the frontline in Harlow and local musicians performed live to!
All the money raised will go towards organisations in the town who are supporting people being affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
The funds from the evening were awarded to the following 3 community projects:
- Community Embrace – Supporting the community with food parcels and gifts.
- Harlow College – Supporting the community by producing PPE.
- Harlow Foodbank – Supporting the community by providing emergency food parcels.
Find out more about the special online Harlow Soup here: https://www.facebook.com/events/608064639925816/
Community Embrace – £629.23 – Holding free community events throughout the year which offer people to opportunity to learn about different culture and enjoy delicious food.
Find out more about Community Embrace here: https://www.https://www.facebook.com/ComEmbrace/
Harlow Men’s Shed – £600.60 – Providing a safe space for men who may be socially isolated to come together to find support, share skills and ideas, learn from each other and above all enjoy a chat over a hot drink. Soup funds will be used to pay significant bills and to invest in resources & training enabling a better understanding of men’s mental health issues.
Find out more about Harlow Men’s shed here: https://www.facebook.com/Harlow-Community-Mens-Shed-100815771336109/
Harlow Stroke Support & Rehabilitation – £660.00 – Being awarded SOUP funds has ensured that the group can pay for a professional personal carer to assist members with personal care needs without this some members would not be able to attend the sessions. SOUP funds has enabled these members to continue to attend benefiting from the supportive and caring environment.
Find out more about Harlow Stroke and Rehabilitation group here: http://harlowstrokesupportgroup.org/index.html
PACT for Autism – £601.73 – Setting up a regular activity and social group for young people with disabilities, funds will be used to rent the venue and for resources need to run the group.
Find out more about PACT for Autism here: https://www.facebook.com/PACTHarlowForAutism
Butterfly Volunteers – £613.86 – Recruit & Train a new cohort of volunteers who support patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital who are in the last moments of their life, many of whom have no other visitors.
Find out more about Butterly Volunteers here: http://www.annerobsontrust.org.uk/hospital-projects/the-princess-alexandra-hospital-harlow
Plant Pots & Wellies – £600.00 – New greenhouse with safety glass for growing project for people with additional needs.
Find out more about Plant Pots & Wellies here: https://www.facebook.com/Plant-Pots-and-Wellies-358384381578920/
Harlow Rock School – £500.59 – Refurbishment of new building including upcycling furniture.
Find out more about Harlow Rock School here: https://www.harlowrockschool.com/
Aspire Support Learn – £551.21 – New equipment for tea room.
Find out more about Aspire Support Learn here: https://www.facebook.com/ASL-Aspire-Support-Learn-284116108612346/
Streets2Homes – £327.21 – Refurbishment of toilet facilities for service users.
Find out more about Streets2Homes here: http://streets2homes.zohosites.eu/