Third SOUP – October 2016

The third Ely SOUP took place at Market Street Brasserie on Wednesday 12 October.

John and Tyler volunteers from the K-9 project spoke about the project and impact that it has on them personally. If you want to find out more, visit them on Thursdays at the Cathedral centre for the K-9 café, all welcome.

Ruth from The Friends of St Marys Primary School, pitching for their reading scheme and more l for the library. Maybe you can help, and donate books? For more info email

Sue from East Cambridgeshire Police and Essentials by Sue Project. A project to support young people to safeguard them against bulling. Maybe you can donate essential items to this programme? Contact Sue on

The grand total from the door takings was £270, and the voter’s choice (it was tough!) was Essentials by Sue, a worthy project and we look forward to welcoming Sue back in 2017 to share how the funding was spent.

Sue Loaker said ‘am absolutely delighted to have gained the majority of the votes for Essentials by Sue project, the winnings will be used to purchase items for young people in Ely and surrounding villages, helping to safeguard them from bullying, build self-esteem and protecting their dignity.

Big shout out to our wonderful host Market Street Brasserie, who looked after us and cooked up a wonderful leek and potato soup and many tasty canapés. Make sure you pop by and taste the rest of their menu! Also a thank you to Tesco for providing our bread on the evening.

Thank you to Spotted in Ely for allowing to use for producing this resumé.