DCH supports super soup group
The super soup group in Penzance
DCH are supporting a local soup social group with funding. The soup and socialising group was an idea from a local woman Liz Sullivan from the Treneere Estate, where DCH has homes.
Liz Sullivan came up with the idea to devise soup recipes to improve her health whilst living on a tight budget and went on to set up Whole Again Communities which runs a ‘Soup and Social’ session each Thursday at the Col-Coombe Centre, a community venue in the heart of the estate and has recruited 11 volunteers to help her with this.
Whole Again Communities wants to reach out to help others in the community to create healthy nutritious soup from limited resources and wants to encourage people in the local community to become involved in volunteering, training and progression to employment.
Debbie Sims Customer Engagement Officer at DCH said: “As part of DCH’s community investment strategy we look to support schemes such as Whole Again Communities with funding that will enable them to reach out to our wider communities to benefit our residents. Two of our residents volunteer for the scheme and we actively encourage our residents to take part in volunteering opportunities that enhance their skills.”
DCH has supported the group which included funding towards a banner which is put up each week to attract new visitors.
Liz Sullivan said "I am passionate about working with people and communities. I want
to help educate people to make their limited resources go further and to provide some nutritional advice to help families through the oncoming cold winter months. Whole Again Communities aim long term is to support people to volunteer to run workshops for other people in Communities and to go on a Pop Up Soup Tour! “
If anyone is interested in going along, volunteering or looking at setting something similar up in their area they are asked to contact Liz on 07557 807015 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org