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Rhyl soup kitchen receives windfall

Published date: 26 December 2016 |
Published by: Stephanie Price 
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A SOUP kitchen for the homeless has enjoyed a £200 windfall.

Souper Sunday, whose team has been serving soup every Sunday afternoon from its HQ at The Dewi Sant Centre in Rhyl since May, has received the money from the Yorkshire Building Society’s ‘Small Change Big Difference’ scheme and from trade union Unison.

Founder of the project Vicky Eastlick said the money would enable it take on more volunteers next year and maintain the service.

She said: “The idea [for Souper Sunday] came to mewhen I was in a lecture last year in ‘uni’ and I was told of a similar project that’s run for the homeless in Wrexham.

“I was shocked to find that there wasn’t anything in Rhyl and I decided that I wanted to do something about this.

“I learned that the homeless refer to Sunday as ‘suicide Sunday’.

“This just ate away at me so I knew then that I had to do something and thankfully when I asked on Facebook for people to join me I got a good response.

“We all feel privileged to learn about some of the experiences that those who access have been through.

“We try to make sure that they know we care and that they will always have somewhere safe and warm to come to.”

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