On Thursday 19 October, Longlands Mill, home to Emmaus Mossley, played host to the third Mossley SOUP event of 2017. More than 110 guests attending the event, donating a minimum of £5 each in return for soup, entertainment and a vote for one of four local projects.

Tots R Us Playgroup was triumphant on the night, gaining the most votes and walking away with £639. Fellow presenters included Lesley Arnold from Friends of Egmont Street, Lesley Bill and Greg Brett from Mossley Whit Friday Brass Band, and Mark Woodhead from Micklehurst Cricket Club.

“We’re delighted to have won the third SOUP event! We were up against some serious competition so we’re thrilled that the community got behind us and recognised what a huge impact groups like ours have on both the children and adults that attend. Thanks to everyone who came along and voted and to Emmaus for hosting such a brilliant event.” Cara Schofield, Tots R Us Playgroup, Mossley

Each of the four project presenters had four minutes to share their idea followed by four questions from the audience. In addition to the four presentations, Mossley SOUP diners enjoyed live music from singer and guitarist, Phil Middleton, and a guest talk by Chris Frost from Mossley Horticultural Show, winner of the first Mossley SOUP event back in March.

“These SOUP events are a great example of Mossley’s fantastic community spirit. Congratulations to the Tots R Us team on their win and very well done to the presenters of all the groups represented at Mossley SOUP 3. Thank you to all attendees, volunteers and supporters for making it another fun evening in aid of some very worthy causes.” Mayor of Mossley, Councillor Chris Lyness

All of the soup and cakes for the third Mossley SOUP dinner were prepared by local volunteers and companions of Emmaus Mossley. Ingredients were donated by local vegetable suppliers, Diane and Neil, and Booker Wholesale.

Mossley SOUP is organised by a team of local volunteers with support from Mossley Town Council, The Mayor of Mossley and Emmaus Mossley. The organising group is currently compiling feedback from this event and they hope to host another crowdfunding dinner in early 2018.

If you attended this Mossley SOUP dinner please give your feedback and complete the attendee survey.

For more information about Mossley SOUP visit http://bit.ly/MossleySOUP