Could you be the next ‘Souper Star’? New Covent Garden Soup Co. searching for community hero

Last year's 'Souper Stars'.

Last year's 'Souper Stars'. - Credit: Archant

New Covent Garden Soup Co. is on the hunt for this year’s local ‘Souper Star’.

Last year's 'Souper Star' Emma Pears.

Last year's 'Souper Star' Emma Pears. - Credit: Archant

The initiative, launched last year, aims to find a community hero who goes above and beyond to help others or has achieved something remarkable.

Twelve regional finalists will be selected, and one overall winner will win a prize for themselves and a charity of their choice.

Last year’s overall winner, Emma Pears, set up a charity called SELFA to ensure services for disadvantaged, vulnerable and disabled children would not suffer when local statutory provision was due to be cut.

She said: “It feels like each of us in the room are the people who do the “small things” every day of our lives.

“Souper Stars is about celebrating the people who work tirelessly every day to make a difference.

“I feel humbled to have been amongst such great people.”

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A ‘Souper Star’ spokesman added: “Whether it’s a hero who has successfully raised funds for a local or national cause, provided care and support for those in the community or simply pushed themselves to the limit to achieve something special – New Covent Garden Soup wants to hear all about them.”

To nominate, complete the online entry form on the New Covent Garden Soup Co. website; before 2pm on October 27.