Some of the most beloved celebrity names have come together to support Centrepoint’s ‘Big Broth’, for the launch of the first ever ‘Soupathon’.
A charity that supports more than 10,000 homeless young people each year, Sara Cox, Richard Hammond, Lorraine Kelly, Charley Boorman, Aldo Zilli, Colin Salmon and Saturday Kitchen’s Ching-He Huang have collaborated in the kitchen to cook up a warming vegetable soup.
The charity and mega line-up are hoping to inspire 30,000 Brits to take part in the ‘Soupathon’ by lifing their ladles and host their very own ‘liquid lunch’ via soup parties at home, in the office or community on the 2nd November 2018.
The short film features Centrepoint’s celebrity ambassadors cooking The Big Broth signature soup recipe in simple steps and finally served up with a smile.
Richard Hammond says of his staring role in the film“I’ve been working on my chef skills to support the Centrepoint UK initiative The Big Broth – who would have thought it? It’s pretty easy after all, give it a go and get involved.”
The film kicks off an upcoming series of support for the ‘Soupathon’, with the celebrity cast opening an upcoming pop-up soup kitchen for three days only from 17-19th October.
Dubbed ‘Soup with a Smile’, the pop-up from Centrepoint’s ‘Big Broth’ will be situated in the heart of Soho, London.
The restaurant will see Richard Hammond, Lorraine Kelly and Angellica Bell step behind the counter and each take their turn on the hob to cook and serve up their personal soup recipes to the public – all hosted by the pop up’s Maitre D’- Aldo Zilli.
The pop up soup restaurant will be located at Centrepoint’s Dean Street Café, 54 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AE, with a donation price of £12 for a warming bowl of soup accompanied by bread for dipping. Soup lovers can snap up their tickets to the pop up via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soup-with-a-smile-pop-up-tickets-50532674590
With 86 per cent of the young people who come to Centrepoint moving on positively, with the public’s support, there’s still so much more to do. Tens of thousands of young people a year approach their councils for support with homelessness. Centrepoint need help to maintain their work in prevention, housing, education and health support to reach more of them.