Community projects wanted for 10th Mossley SOUP

THE 10th Mossley SOUP community crowdfunding dinner in support of local projects that benefit the town will be held on Thursday, February 27.

Organisers are now appealing for local residents to support, attend and cast their vote at the event held at Longlands Mill – home of Emmaus Mossley – and starting at 6.15pm.

Lindsey Tweed and Irene Raddings from MERA with Mossley SOUP volunteer Dave Jones

The initiative aims to bring the community together to promote, fundraise and support local projects that benefit the people of the town.

For a donation of £5, diners receive freshly made soup, bread, hear four project presentations and then vote for their favourite idea.

Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and an opportunity to answer four questions from the audience.

The project idea to secure the most votes receives all of the money raised on the night to carry out their project.

For anyone interested in presenting their project at the event, there is still time to submit a Mossley SOUP project proposal.

Ideas are welcomed from any individual, artist, group, charity or business start-up with a project to benefit the Mossley community.

Paul Dowthwaite, presenter of the winning project at the ninth Mossley SOUP, said: “First you have a one in four chance of winning a substantial sum of money.

“That is better odds and easier than most grant applications. Secondly and perhaps more importantly, win or lose, it is a great way of connecting with the community, telling people about your group and getting feedback on your project.”

Past Mossley SOUP dinners have raised between £545 and £1,726 for each of the winning projects.

A full house of supporters at the first Mossley SOUP

All of the projects that have been presented at Mossley SOUP have benefitted in some way.
This includes increased public awareness, new volunteers, donations of materials and other financial support.

As well as the four short presentations, the event will also include guest speakers, live music and a fundraising raffle.

Mossley SOUP is organised by volunteers with support from local businesses and organisations.
For more details on the next event and to submit a Mossley SOUP project proposal visit the website http://bit.ly/MossleySOUP

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