ExeterSOUP is about promoting community based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, and fun.
For a donation of £5 attendees receive a wholesome bowl of soup and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. If you can provide food stuff or help on the night, have a look at what you can do.
Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer questions from the audience.
Who are the causes who pitched at previous ExeterSOUP events?
Samaritans listen without judgement. “Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. Round the clock, every single day of the year. As volunteers we’re ordinary people who keep what you say between us.”
Find out more on twitter @ExeSamaritans or on their website http://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-exeter-mid-east-devon
Exeter Symphony Orchestra
ESO has developed to be the leading symphony orchestra in the City. The orchestra is made up of players with a mix of musical ability. Some were, or still are, professional musicians; others are involved in music through their ‘day job’, and many who simply enjoy the fun and camaraderie of playing in the ensemble.
The orchestra is not a charity and receives no central funding. They rely on the support of volunteers, who come along at concerts, and other events, to help out – from ensuring that refreshments are available at the interval to selling you a programme as you arrive. If you would like to become more involved with ESO, then they would love to hear from you, any support will be gratefully received.
Home-Start Exeter and East Devon is a voluntary organisation offering friendship and support to local families with young children. Supporting over 100 families annually this unique service is provided by volunteers, who are parents themselves. They give regular support, friendship and practical help to families who are struggling with raising their own families.
Find out more on their on their website http://www.homestartexeter.co.uk/
Restore. Rebuilding the life intended for survivors of Human Trafficking. Restore is a national organisation based in Devon that works to rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking. This project aims to increase awareness on the issues of human trafficking throughout the UK as well as promote the growth and success of the organisation.
Jelly is a children’s charity shop selling quality used children’s toys, books, clothes and equipment. They are a charity shop with a difference. They sell donated goods and train people who are out of work to get back into the workplace. They are based on Fore Street in Exeter, Devon.
CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) provide week long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK, who would not otherwise have a break in that year.
West Town Farm. For over 10 years West Town Farm http://www.westtownfarm.co.uk/ and organicARTs http://www.organicarts.org.uk/projects/ have been working to provide an organic farm environment where you are welcome to come and experience and enjoy farm life. They have over 150 visits and over 5000 visitors a year. But this is now under threat as the current owners, the Church of England are selling West Town Farm.
Nightstop Devon is a project from Community Housing Aid. Nightstop provides same day emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people, between the ages of 16-25, in the homes of volunteer hosts who have been trained and vetted.
Find out more on their website http://communityha.org.uk/nightstop-devon/ or follow them on twitter @Nightstopdevon
Refugee Support Devon support asylum seekers and refugees in the Devon area, providing information, advice, support services and a listening ear.
Find out more on their website http://refugeesupportdevon.org.uk/ or follow them on twitter @RSGDevon
Headway Devon is a local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury. We provide essential services across Devon and Torbay for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers.
Find out more on their website http://www.headwaydevon.org.uk/ or follow them on twitter @HeadwayDevon
Rainbow Living is Devon-based charity with a strong Christian ethos, which supports adults with disabilities, mainly learning disability and their families by providing accommodation so that young and older adults with disabilities can live with their peers, often moving out of the family home and into supported living. They have two houses, one in Exeter and another in Torquay and are working on raising funds for a third in Exeter.
Find out more on their website http://www.rainbowliving.org.uk/ or follow them on twitter @_rainbowliving