The LGT Vestra Soup Market will raise much-needed funds for Centrepoint who estimate that 22,000 young people will be at risk of homelessness this Christmas. The event will also give people the opportunity to try a soup from some of the city's best restaurants and, for those with a sweet tooth, hot chocolate and brownies will be available. MOB Kitchen founder, Ben Lebus will be joining the event to provide a cooking demonstration of his popular Laksa and three local choirs, from St Paul's Cathedral Junior School, Thornhill Primary School and Chingford C of E Primary School, will be adding to the festive merriment with carolling throughout the afternoon.
David Scott, Chairman LGT Vestra: "We are delighted by the response we have had from the restaurants who have got behind this initiative and donated hundreds of litres of soup. As a firm, it is important for us to provide value to our four stakeholder groups: clients, staff, owners and society. This initiative brings together all four groups, with a focus on society, through our partnership with Centrepoint. We hope our Soup Market will go some way towards supporting Centrepoint's essential work, tackling youth homelessness this Christmas."
Paul Noblet, Centrepoint’s Head of Public Affairs: “Over the last 50 years Centrepoint has been there for thousands of young people when they had nowhere else to turn. However, for every person we reach, there are hundreds more who need support. With the problem of youth homeless growing, more than ever we need to make sure every young person has a safe place to call home and the future they deserve.”