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Celebrity Chef's support Souper September with Broadway


Inivo the nurse recruitment agency is supporting the first ever Souper September with Broadway. Money raised from Souper September 2013 will be used to fund activities that make a lasting difference to the people we help at Broadway.

Two chefs and a restaurateur have signed up to support London’s local homelessness charity, Broadway Homelessness and Support, as it launches its first ever month-long awareness and fundraising initiative, Souper September.

Raymond Blanc OBE, Chef-Patron, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of healthy eating fast food chain, Leon, and chef Dean Edwards from ITV Daybreak’s Lorraine, have pledged their support for the first ever Souper September.

The idea is simple; throughout September, make your own soup for lunch and donate what you would have spent on a supermarket/café/restaurant lunch to Broadway. Groups can get involved by taking it in turns to make soup for one another, while companies can encourage staff to sell soup from their kitchen or canteen.

Souper September is the charity’s first ever month-long appeal and urges people to make a small change at lunch to ensure a big difference to the lives of thousands of homeless people.

Souper September has its own website ( with full details about how to get involved and also lots of soup recipes and ideas. There are also recipes from some of Broadway’s clients and the celebrity chefs and restaurateur have each contributed a signature soup. The website also has an area where people can share their own recipes.

Raymond Blanc OBE, said: “I’m supporting Broadway and Souper September this year because it’s a great way to find out about the cook within you – using seasonal ingredients and some great ideas!”

Henry Dimbleby added: “Souper September is a great way to help those in a difficult situation. I hope you enjoy the soup recipes we’ve donated and remember to give the money you would have spent on lunch to this brilliant cause.”

Dean Edwards said: “Souper September encourages us all to try new recipes and ingredients whilst helping a really great cause! Go on, get creative in the kitchen and make a real difference!”

Broadway’s fundraising manager for individuals and communities, Kirsty Telford, said: “Homeless people often find themselves out in the cold, and our work at Broadway is to support, challenge and inspire them on their journey from street to home. We are delighted to have Raymond, Henry and Dean backing our Souper September campaign and hope that their support and recipes will inspire people at home to soup up their September and raise bowlfuls for Broadway.

“Soup is such a comforting food and we hope that people will embrace this as a challenge that not only raises awareness of homelessness issues, but also raises funds to enable us to provide more services for some of the most vulnerable people in society.”

Souper September supporters can text to donate or fill out an online fundraising form to support Broadway’s clients as they advance into a more secure future. Money can be donated online via JustGiving and PayPal or by texting SOUP13 £3 to 70070.

Broadway Homelessness and Support goes straight to the causes of homelessness, tackling poverty, ill health, unemployment and the chronic lack of housing.

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