Lodestone Supports SOUP! In Wells.

A thank you letter from Chairman Ross Young

The pandemic has seen many fundraising activities stop this year, but Lodestone is proud to still be able to support local Wells charities through the Soup! initiative. It’s an innovative grant-giving event, where a group of independent businesses in the city meet to pledge the money raised from their entrance fee to different good causes over a bowl of – you guessed it – soup.  One local business then matches the amount raised on the door – and it was our turn. Understandably the physical meetings haven’t been able to happen since lockdown and the October meeting has been cancelled, but even so we were delighted to find a way recently to to present our pledged amount to four latest local charities chosen, one of whom hasn’t received any other income in 2020.

Our Managing Partner, Cathy Morris-Adams met with and presented representatives of the worthy causes with £100 each, which matched funding received from attendees of the last actual physical gathering. The charities benefitting are: Wells Food Bank, Wells Coronavirus Fund, Wells Little Theatre and Macmillan, Wells.

We’re delighted we could help the Wells Community in this way and were humbled to receive a thank you letter from Wells SOUP! Chairman, Ross Young. It reads:

Dear Sue,

Very many thanks from Wells Independents for Lodestone Property’s funding support for SOUP! It was with great regret that because of the Covid virus April, July and October SOUP!s were cancelled and it is unlikely that January 2021 will go ahead due to the latest situation.

Your patience has been admirable but we were so grateful that you agreed that these four charities were worthy to receive £100 each – three that offer critical help and Wells Little Theatre that has seen no income this year.

Please convey our thanks to all at Lodestone.

Lodestone & Wells Soup!
Cathy Morris-Adams (centre) presents Wells charities with donations raised through the SOUP! Initiative.

Top left: Sue Marland, Wells Food Bank, top right: Kirstie Harris, Wells Coronavirus Network, bottom left: Sharon Edmunds, Wells Little Theatre and right: Mark Tobin of Macmillan, Wells.

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