It is easy to see why, on first look, Worcester Soup seems to be all about being the winning pitch and taking home the crowd funded pot of cash – but it is much more than that.
When our small team got together in May we wanted to learn the lessons from Detroit. They had put great effort in to documenting their many years of experience and it seemed daft to ignore that. One of the first recommended activities was to define our mission, vision and values for Worcester Soup. You can see what we came up with here https://worcestersoup.co.uk/about/
Now that the first Worcester Soup event has happened and we are all looking forward to the next one on 6th December these statements have really come to life for me. The event has been the focal point, the catalyst, but there has been so much more that has happened outside of that one night.
Our hope that Worcester Soup could help in bringing people in the City together who had different interests but shared a common goal in improving the community is beginning to develop. Fantastic connections have been made already between the university, businesses, charities, individuals, community groups, those interested in the arts, food!, the environment, politics – the young and the not so young – it is that melting pot of interests that is SOUP.
Worcester Soup is much more than funding the winning pitch. It is the connections and action that are taken by a diverse group of people who share the desire to encourage each other and to improve their community.
If you have an idea (however early stage) or an existing project that you want to share with others – if you want to help organise Worcester Soup events or encourage more people to get involved across the city then please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
See you on the 6th December 🙂