We had the pleasure of going along to Leeds Soup’s 9th event last night. We’d been invited by Loran Lewis, the brains behind the Let’s Do More CIC and one of the pitchers at the event.
Leeds Soup describes itself as ‘an experiment in micro funding, where like – minded individuals come together, pitch great ideas, eat soup and vote on the project they think benefits the Leeds community the most’. Tickets start at £10 with the winning idea taking away 100% of the evening’s takings.
All four pitchers were great and in the event Phil Pearce of Life Experience won. Life Experience takes personal stories into schools, bail hostels and prisons to enable children and young people to make better and more informed decisions.
Plaudits go out to the volunteers and sponsors of Leeds Soup for providing a great platform for social entrepreneurs to pitch great ideas and for Leeds residents to give seed money to fledgling organisations.