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Buckfastleigh SOUP + Heart of Buckfastleigh awards

January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SOUP is a non-bureaucratic way to support and fund local community projects, which started in Detroit in 2010.  The idea is simple: Local people come together, give a donation for a bowl of soup, and listen to others pitch their project idea.  Pitchers each have the floor for up to five minutes and must rely on their passion and speaking abilities to win over the audience.  With the presentations over, soup is served and participants will have time to think, chat with others, and mull over the ideas before choosing their favourite idea.  The winning pitches get to take home, between them, a share both of money taken at the door and of a local donation.  This time, thanks to the generosity of a local donor and the Mayor’s Fund, the sum to be distributed is £1,000.

On the same evening, we will also be presenting the Heart of Buckfastleigh Awards to people who have made an extra special contribution to the community in the past year.

Reserve your free tickets here


January 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Buckfastleigh Town Hall