Skatepark success at sixth Mossley SOUP
More than 150 diners helped to make the latest Mossley SOUP
community crowdfunding dinner the most successful one yet.
On Thursday 4 October, the sixth Mossley SOUP event, sponsored by
Harold Stock & Co Solicitors, took place at Emmaus Mossley. The
project that secured the most votes on the night, Mossley Skatepark
Development, took home £1,216, raised from donations on the door,
raffle and event sponsorship.
Louis Robinson, presenter of Mossley Skatepark Development, said:
“Sharing our project at Mossley SOUP was nerve-wracking but, with
the support of Lawrie and Paul, I was able to speak from the heart
and we got our message across.
“Getting the skatepark improved will benefit BMX, scooter and
skate riders of all ages for years to come. I want to say a massive
thank you to everyone who took part and supported this SOUP
Diners donated £5 each in return for soup, live music,
presentations from four local projects and a vote for their
favourite project. Each of the four project presenters had four
minutes to share their idea, followed by four questions from the
Louis shared Mossley Skatepark Development along with Lawrie
Williams and Paul Dowthwaite from Friends of Mossley Park. Other
project presenters were Angie Taylor with Mossley Community
Centre’s Deep Freeze, Sam Clayton sharing Mossley Lumberjack
Challenge and Phil Brooke from Slimmin’ Without Women.
Along with £100 donated by Harold Stock & Co Solicitors, additional
funds were raised through a raffle with prizes donated by Alan &
Vivs English Fish & Chips, Cabbage, Dinnerstones, Doodle Pots,
Friends of Egmont Street, Mossley Home Improvement, Restor8 Design
Solutions, Station Brew Café and The Allotment Café.
Four freshly made soups were prepared by local volunteers Rory
Callaghan and Gary Barton with ingredients and bread donated A
Taylor & Son Family Butchers, local vegetable suppliers Diane and
Neil, JW Buckley’s Bakery and Coop Mossley.
In addition to the four project presentations, Mossley SOUP diners
enjoyed live music from Jon Mambo and Mark Coupe, and a guest talk
from Symon Randall of Mossley Town Team Stewards, winners of the
fourth Mossley SOUP.
Project ideas are being sought from individuals, artists, community
groups, charities and new business start-ups for the next Mossley
SOUP event in February 2019.
For more information, to submit a proposal and for details of future
Mossley SOUP events, head to http://bit.ly/MossleySOUP .