SOCS wins Mossley SOUP #2

Second SOUP success.

Save Our Community Spaces (SOCS) scooped the most votes at the second Mossley SOUP event, winning £545 on the night.

On Thursday 6 July, we hosted our second Mossley SOUP community crowdfunding dinner at Emmaus Mossley. 109 guests donated £5 each in return for soup, entertainment and a vote for one of four local projects. Each of the four project presenters had four minutes to share their idea followed by four questions from the audience.

Winner Nina Vanessa Smith presented the Save Our Community Spaces (SOCS) project. Nina said:

“Winning Mossley SOUP on behalf of SOCS is fantastic. It shows that the community of Mossley are aware and behind saving our community green spaces from being sold by Tameside Council. With the money granted by Mossley SOUP we can move forward to enhance these wonderful green spaces for the residents of Mossley and wildlife alike. Many thanks indeed to all who supported the event.”

Fellow presenters included Rachel Bean from Mossley Dog Rescue, Rachel Summerscales with Mossley Litter Bugs, and Tony Jackson presenting his Storm in a Teacup project to support young people with learning disabilities.

In addition to the four project presentations, Mossley SOUP diners enjoyed a guest talk from Chris Cyprus, an artist based at Woodend Mill, live music from Night Host and a devised dance performance from three dancers of Kirsten’s Dance Academy.

Mayor of Mossley, Councillor Chris Lyness, said:

“The second Mossley Soup event was a brilliant night, once again showing the strength and commitment of this wonderful town. My congratulations go to Nina and the SOCS project for securing the most votes on the night and well done to all the presenters for their enthusiasm and passion for their projects. I would like to give special thanks to the Mossley SOUP organisers, Emmaus Mossley companions and staff for their generous support and all the people who contributed to making the night a resounding success.”

All of the soup and cakes for the second Mossley SOUP dinner were prepared by local volunteers and companions of Emmaus Mossley. Ingredients were donated by A Taylor & Son Family Butchers, Co-op Mossley, JW Buckley Ltd bakery and a local vegetable supplier.

Mossley SOUP is organised by local resident volunteers with support from Mossley Town Council, The Mayor of Mossley and Emmaus Mossley. The organising group is currently compiling and evaluating feedback from this event but they hope to host another crowdfunding dinner before the end of the year.