Taste of SOUP
A CHARITY that feeds and supports people fleeing war zones and violence gained a boost to its funds after winning the fourth Huddersfield SOUP event at The Media Centre.
Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield (DASH) was one of four good causes to pitch for audience members’ £5 entry fees at the crowdfunding get-together at Café Ollo. The charity secured £400. Mike Shaw, who presented a four-minute bid, explained how DASH provides hot meals and help with casework, health and education issues and language.
He said: “We will spend this money well, it won’t last long. It will go on food, bus fares and essentials. It is wonderful to be in a room full of people who care. Thank you for the generosity of the citizens of Huddersfield.”
Huddersfield SOUP, which has been running for a year, is based on an American concept in which four people pitch, four questions can be asked of each presenter and then the audience must vote for their favourite – as well as enjoying a bowl of soup, a bar and live music.
Brent Woods, chief executive of The Media Centre, said: “This was another great SOUP event with original, emotive pitches.”
For more information about DASH or to donate, go to www.huddsdash.org.uk