Soup lunch recipe for success
THE SUCCESS of fundraising soup lunches in aid of St Oran’s Church in Connel depends in equal measure on the dedication of volunteers and the loyal support of locals and visitors.
‘We raise between £2,000 and £ 3,000 each season,’ said Dorothy Hitchin, a volunteer on the soup-making rota. Dorothy’s speciaxlity is a hearty mushroom soup and over the last six years she estimates she has supplied about 18 gallons, or 81 litres.
As well as a choice of four soups, there is a wide selection of home baking on offer accompanied by tea and coffee.
This twice-weekly event not only provides fine homemade fare but allows the community to meet for a chat.
Lots of holidaymakers find their way to the church hall from caravan parks and many visitors return year after year to enjoy the hospitality.
There is also an opportunity to pick up a book for some summer reading. The selection of books for sale is reflective of the diverse people who support the lunches and live in the area.
The soup lunches take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August between noon and 2pm in the church hall in Connel.
Everyone welcome. A suggested donation of £ 3.50 is appreciated.
A team of volunteers serve soup lunches every Tuesday and Thursday in aid of St Oran’s Church funds.