Doing something soup-er to help others

February 25 2019

PUPILS from Christ Church Junior School have been making friends with residents at a retirement home in Downend.

soup friendship
The youngsters have been visiting William Court in Overnhill Road  as part of the Junior Soup initiative.
They came up with the idea after a brain storming session to see what they could do to make a difference in their local community.
After deciding they wanted to tackle loneliness and isolation, pupils set up a monthly friendship club with ladies and gentlemen living at the home.
The club has seen them meeting up for 'speed chatting' sessions, balloon bopping, bingo and pass the parcel, along with sampling plenty of tea and biscuits.
Junior Soup is part of the Downend Soup scheme where community groups pitch their ideas on how to improve their neighbourhood.
You can hear more about the project at William Court as well as two other local school initiatives at the next Downend Soup evening on Tuesday March 5 at 6.30pm at Christ Church Downend.
There will be three more community projects pitching for support and entertainment from local folk band Road Not Taken.
Tickets are available from Christ Church Parish Office, 57 North Street, from 9.30am-12 or online from