‘Soup-er’ community fundraising project to return for second Ely date

Ely SOUP is to return to the city on Saturday July 9.

Ely SOUP is to return to the city on Saturday July 9. - Credit: Archant

A new community funding project in Ely - where local people are invited to pitch their projects whilst enjoying soup – is to return for a second date.

Ely SOUP is to return to the city on Saturday July 9.

Ely SOUP is to return to the city on Saturday July 9. - Credit: Archant

Inspired by sessions in Detroit, Ely SOUP invites local people to pitch their projects in four-minute presentations to an audience, who then quiz them on what they’ve seen – all whilst tucking into a bowl of soup, bread and drinks.

The audience then vote on who they think should win, with the winner taking home all the money taken on the door at the session.

The last SOUP meeting was held in March, and it is to return for a second date on Saturday July 9 at Sylhet Restaurant in the city.

Zoe Davidson, from Ely SOUP said: “It’s open to people of any age and your idea could be anything from an artistic venture or a business idea or simply anything that helps the local community.


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“We’re really looking forward to reading people’s ideas!”

Ely Milks came out on top in SOUP’s first meeting, scooping £180.

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July’s meeting begins at 12.15pm, and tickets are £5 per person, with Sylhet providing home-cooked vegetarian soup and its very own naan bread.

For more information, visit www.elysoup.com.

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