Centrepoint, the leading youth homelessness charity, will bring the nation together this autumn to create the first ever Soupathon. The charity’s Big Broth will turn the nation into Souper Troupers, with the aim of more than 3,000 soup parties being held across the country in homes, offices and community spaces on and around 2nd November 2018. In an effort to raise money to support Centrepoint’s work with homeless 16-25-year-olds, the organisers hope the Soupathon will serve up 30,000 bowls of hearty soup.
The mission to encourage sign-ups starts now, with the creative challenge to ‘share a smile’, whether it be an easy home-made recipe or a pre-made favourite. The Big Broth invites Soupathon hosts and participants to customise their soup of choice and fashion a smiley face with whatever comes to hand in the kitchen – croutons, basil, cherry tomatoes, grated cheese; to share on social channels using #TheBigBroth.
Earlier this year, Centrepoint gave home-cook Omero Gallucci from Guildford, the winner of the Big Broth cook-off competition, the chance to have his delicious recipe produced by premium soup company Yorkshire Provender. The Red Pepper & Chorizo soup will be sold in Waitrose stores from autumn 2018, with Yorkshire Provender donating 20p from each pot sold directly to Centrepoint.
Richard Utting, Centrepoint’s events director said, “This is Centrepoint’s most ambitious fundraising project ever. Bringing people together around a big bowl of soup will be a great way of raising a smile in communities and offices while supporting the 86,000 young people who are at risk of homelessness every year.”
All funds raised will go towards Centrepoint’s work supporting more than 10,000 homeless young people each year into a home and a job.
Souper Troupers can register to be part of the first-ever Soupathon and download a starter pack at: www.centrepoint.org.uk/bigbroth