£5,000 donation for Brixton Soup Kitchen

Written by on June 2, 2016 in charity, News - Comments Off on £5,000 donation for Brixton Soup Kitchen
Charlie Sloth with the £5,000 donation for Brixton Soup Kitchen from the Echo Trust charity. From left: Tom Miell (Oceana Watford), Andrew Mclachlan (PRYZM Cardiff), Charlie Sloth, Hal Pearson (Liquid, Gloucester), Peter Bell (Club Batchwood, St Albans).

Charlie Sloth with the £5,000 donation for Brixton Soup Kitchen from the Echo Trust charity. From left: Tom Miell (Oceana Watford), Andrew Mclachlan (PRYZM Cardiff), Charlie Sloth, Hal Pearson (Liquid, Gloucester), Peter Bell (Club Batchwood, St Albans).

Brixton Soup Kitchen received a £5,000 donation from the Echo Trust charity last month thanks to BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ and hip hop artist Charlie Sloth.

Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of premium late-night bars and clubs, set up the trust to help good causes in local communities.

Charlie, a popular guest at its venues and a supporter of the trust’s Give a Kid a Quid fundraising, was asked to nominate an initiative to receive a £5,000 donation. He chose BSK.

Deltic clubs hold Give a Kid a Quid fundraising campaigns around four bank holiday weekends of the year. The four club managers who banked the most donations, Tom Miell of Oceana Watford, Hal Pearson of Liquid Gloucester, Peter Bell of Club Batchwood St Albans and Andrew Mclachlan of PRYZM Cardiff, joined Charlie at the presentation.

Since it was established in 2002 the Echo Trust has raised more than £2.5 million for good causes.

Russell Quelch, regional director of Deltic Group, said: “We were very impressed with the enthusiasm behind this enterprise.”

Mohamed Hash, a BSK director, said: “It was exciting to meet Charlie and the team. We’re very grateful for the donation which will go towards our general running costs, staff expenses and our electricity bill.”

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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