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Milton Keynes Soup Run has recently received a welcome boost to its funds from Waitrose Supermarket.
The Soup Run was one of the beneficiaries of the supermarket chain’s Community Matters tokens scheme just before Christmas and as a result has been given a donation of £860.
Three members of the Tuesday night Soup Run team are partners with Waitrose.
One of them, Jenny Brookman, who runs the Waitrose helpdesk for its stores at Brinklow said: “We are extremely grateful to the Partnership and its customers for the support they give to the Soup Run, without their help it would be difficult to finance it. The money will ensure we have funds for the next few months.”
The decision to start a Tuesday run was the initiative of Jenny who made the suggestion a nearly three years ago at the church housegroup she and Paul attend.
“We just wanted to do something practical to help those in need. We knew the Soup Run ran on two evenings a week so we decided to add another evening,” she said.
Since then another church in Milton Keynes has started a fourth evening.
“It’s been an interesting and eye opening experience meeting clients on the Soup Run. It makes you appreciate what you have. Anyone can fall on hard times through no fault of their own,” said Jenny.
Both donate sandwiches and other goodies to the various Soup Runs in Milton Keynes on a daily basis.
In January 2012, the Christ Church Kitchen was revamped and the running was taken over by the MacIntyre Organisation who kindly allowed the Monday and Tuesday runs to continue to use their excellent facilities.
A big thank you to all for their support.