Huge thanks to Judith Allinson for taking photos and videos of our soup nights and blogging about them on her Rainforest Fund Blog.
Links to the blogs are here and I have copied the posts below
Settle Soup- and the four pitches on 17 June ..
|Pay your £4-00 as you come in (or nearest donation)|
|Are you sitting comfortably?|
See video/tasters of the four pitches:- (Each 1.5 to 3.5 min long)
Then discuss over soup. Write suggestions. Ask the presenters for details and give suggestions.
The votes were counted.
The four presenters stood in front
of the special panel/backcloth on the stage- printed many years ago of Settle Market Place
The Transitions project gained most votes.
Andy accepts the £193 for the project:
Well done Andy and well done all for four excellent presentations. Many ideas were exchanged
And as we walk out of Victoria Hall and into Settle Market Place that evening we see what a beautiful town we have… even the Open Gardens Festival on 20-21 June this weekend is promoted on the banner on the Shambles
The Second Settle Soup – 19th July
The four pitches at July 2015 Settle Soup – held on 19 July at 6.30pm in Victoria Hall, Settle:
|Settle Soup money box made by Milly|
1. Victoria Hall Bunting appeal – given by Jane
2. Settle Youth Club appeal – by Caitlin
3. “Cook up” using waste or surplus food from local shops or gardeners:-we need a fridge. – by Jo
4. Could Settle have a new Settle Development Trust? – by Ann
We listened to the four four minute talks, asked questions. We were served carrot and coriander soup and tomato and basil soup and we discussed the talks and talked to each other and met new people. We voted and the project which gained the most votes – by a very clear majority was … the Youth Club… So they will be using the £140 plus a bit more door money.
4. Could Settle have a new Settle Development Trust? Ann Harding talks about a possible new Settle Development Trust which can help support local projects and maybe help with access to funding.
Look out for highlights from the above event on “Saturday Live” on radio 4 on Sat 24 Oct
Settle Soup Number 3 and Pitch for Death Cafe
The third Settle Soup was held on Wednesday 30th September at lunchtime.
The three Pitches were:
- Equipment for Children’s Play group held at the Parish church on Monday mornings
- Invitation for people to help start a “Death Cafe” -an event to chat about issues relating to that taboo subject – death.
- Raise awareness that our beautiful new Settle Library will not be able to survive unless more funding can be found for more paid supervision.
Do contact Eliza if you are interested in finding out more:
*** At the pitch and since giving the pitch, Eliza met several people interested in starting the Death Cafe: They have now held two Settle Death Cafés at the Quaker Meeting House and next one is Saturday 12th March between 10 and 12 noon.
Andy Mouncey reported back on how the money for his Pitch had been spent.