01st October 2018

From sleepouts to soup with a smile… our journey with Centrepoint

Back in November 2017, our team wrapped up warm in thick coats, woolly hats and sleeping bags to join the youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint, for their London Sleepout. It may have been a chilly night, but it was well worth it to raise money for such a worthy cause. 

We were so inspired by the work Centrepoint does to help more than 10,000 young people a year to get safe housing, find a job and live independently. So, we teamed up with Centrepoint earlier this year to find the most fantastic soup recipe to turn into a brand new Big Broth – and after hundreds of entries and even a live cook-off hosted at the Waitrose Cookery School with our 5 finalists and celebrity judges (including Sara Cox!), we found a winner – Omero Gallucci and his Red Pepper and Chorizo Soup!

It’s absolutely delicious – the perfect blend of sweet red pepper and flavoursome, salty chorizo. You can find it now in Waitrose stores around the nation – and, for every pot you buy, we give 20p to Centrepoint!

Now, we’re encouraging everyone to serve up soup with a smile for Centrepoint’s Big Broth event on 2nd November. This is a nationwide event (a little like a Macmillan coffee morning) where we would love you to gather up friends or colleagues and take, or make, soup for lunch to raise money for this wonderful charity.

The idea is to bring people together to enjoy soup and each other’s company, all whilst each donating £1 to help young homeless people to get back on their feet. Get your Big Broth event kit here – with everything from fundraising ideas to posters, you’ll be all set for soup o’ clock on 2nd November!

We’ll all be participating here at Delicious HQ, and we hope you’ll join us – get in touch with ourselves and Centrepoint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your photos of your soup topped with a smile!