Taste of SOUP

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS -

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

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