Village’s soup fundraiser serves up community spirit by the bowl

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A COMMUNITY sat down together to tuck into some home made soup on Saturday.

The Eydon village community soup kitchen was serving up winter vegetable and leek and potato soups to anyone who went along to the village’s hall as part of the fundraising.

Money raised by the event, which is still being counted but looks set to be more than £200, will go to the general upkeep of the village’s St Nicholas Church.

Sam Ellis, one of the organisers, said: “We used to have a lady in the village who organised the United Growers of Eydon who used to make things with their extra home grown apples and sell them to raise money.

“I’m a member of the parochial church council and along with other members of the social and fundraising committee, thought it would be nice to do something similar.

“The soups were made by a local villager, and people donated cakes as well.

“We had 54 people come along and there was a great community atmosphere with everyone together catching up.

“It was very successful and I we’re looking at doing something in October now.”