Soup to Soup 50km 28/10/17 - Round-Up After 15hours, 53km, a lot of blisters, some fantastic live footage (apologies for the colourful language!!), lots of laughter, a few tears... THEY DID IT! We are very proud of our "Walkers" ... and VERY grateful to the lovely Davey Mac (who walked all the way from Portsmouth, with a ridiculously heavy rucksack - and they say women can't pack light!!) who lead the team.
Thanks to all who met them at the Finish Line, especially Vince Map
Busy outreach last night. That is not a good thing. It means people are becoming homeless. This can be down to circumstances such as relationship breakdown, benefit sanctions, prison release. It can happen to anybody. Pot Noodles were certainly the popular choice last night plus of course a brew. Socks and underwear are are most requested item, wet feet spell trouble so we always carry plenty socks. ... Today is World Homeless Day. Spare a thought x
Soup Kitchen Record Broken - Medway
(a view from Philip Shannon ) More people turned up to this Sunday's Medway Soup Kitchen than ever before. We have become used to seeing 60-80 visitors but 105 was a record.
Feeding and serving drinks to this number of people can be a real challenge. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our regular cooking volunteers and the timely arrival of some extra, unexpected food donations, nobody left hungry and most people took away a bag of provisi
So last night the last thing a wanted to do was drag my sorry backside on outreach, I suffer from trigeminal neuralgia and I was in agony! BUT we have to go out, these people know we are coming, so we did go out, trolley stacked and ready to help. Some good news came to immediately. One of our 'service users' has finally been housed. He finally accepted the help of The Mission and the Welcome Centre and they have now got him what he needs. We will be putting together a 'start
SOUP TO SOUP 50KM WALK.. At midnight on Saturday 28th October, 8 of our volunteers will be setting off from Victoria in London and walking 50Km to our Medway Soup Kitchen - they will be accompanied by Davey Mac and his team from the Royal Navy (who are walking all the way from Portsmouth to rendezvous with our volunteers in London!!)
If you can spare some money, please sponsor our lovely lot ... they are training hard!! ... https://mydonate.bt.com/events/souptosoup Money rai
We are incredibly busy at the moment in Medway - our weekly Sunday Soup kitchen sees in excess of 75 people every week - THANK you to all our lovely volunteers who, rain or shine make it happen!! We do much more than just feed people - the soup kitchen allows people to approach us for further help - so during the week we help with accommodation, health appointments, form filling, and guidance.
We have also been able to supply lots of "Home Starter Packs" to the ne