ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

Top your soup with a smile.

The Big Broth

Serve soup for friends, top it with a smile and raise money to help homeless young people.

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Already held your event? Thanks so much for being a Souper Trouper! Serve up another smile by paying in the money raised to help homeless young people.

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Yorkshire Provender's Big Broth soup

Buy a winner

Last year’s competition winner Omero created a recipe to make us all smile – and it’s available to buy now at Waitrose & Partners shops across the country, thanks to our friends at Yorkshire Provender. So put the chopping board to one side, and put your feet up. All you need to do is top it with a smile.

Resources available for The Big Broth

Ready for a second helping?

We're currently simmering away ideas on how to make next year's Big Broth better than ever before. 

To host a Big Broth, all you need is a big pot of soup, and plenty of delicious toppings to give every bowl a smile. The more bowls you serve up, the more money you'll raise to help homeless young people.

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People gather for The Big Broth

Need soupspiration?

You don't have to be a master chef to throw together a delicious soup with a smile – we've got plenty of ideas simmering away for you.

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Abdul, a Centrepoint young person

Raise money. Raise a smile.

With your help, we'll raise big money to help give more homeless young people like Abdul the fresh start they deserve.

Read his story

How do I pay in?

It couldn't be easier to pay in the money raised from your Big Broth online. Simply head over to our paying in page.

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FAQs

What is The Big Broth?

It’s a souper fundraising event. Host a soup party for friends, family or work colleagues and top every bowl with a smile to raise money for Centrepoint.

What's it for?

The Big Broth is a fundraiser for Centrepoint. We’re a charity that helps homeless young people make a fresh start. The money you raise could help give more young people a safe place to live and help them into an education or a job – the steps towards living a positive and independent life.

Where can I hold my Big Broth?

At home with friends and family, at work with colleagues – wherever you like. But ideally somewhere you can warm up your soup, and sit around the table together.

How do I take part?

Sign up today and we’ll send you a fundraising kit with everything you need to know to host your own Big Broth. It’s souper-easy – and we’ve got plenty of inspiration to get you started, here.

I can't cook! What shall I do?

You don’t have to cook to take part – just whizz to the shops and buy some! Or ask your more cheffy friends to pitch in and bring a batch of their signature broth. Then all you need are a few delicious toppings for the table – croutons, peppers, olives, feta, crème fraiche and so on. Minimal prep required!

How do I make my soup smile?

This is the fun part. Grab as many delicious toppings as you can, from crème fraiche to crispy onions and croutons (or anything else you fancy). Lay them out on the table and leave it to your Souper Troupers to get creative, then share pictures of your smiley soups.

How do I raise money on the day?

You’ll find a handy money box in your event pack, which you can use to collect cash donations on the day.

How do I raise money online?

The easiest way is to set up a JustGiving page. Send it to the Souper Troupers you’ve invited and share the link with friends on social media – then all donations made through your page come directly to Centrepoint. Simply visit the JustGiving page, search for The Big Broth and click ‘fundraise for us’.

Can I raise money via text?

Yes, if you’ve set up a JustGiving page, you can set up a unique code which can be used via text. It’s a great way for your Souper Trouper friends to donate, if they forget to bring cash on the day. To set up, go to your JustGiving page, click the ‘Edit’ button and you’ll see an option to get started with JustTextGiving. Isn’t that souperb!

How do I send you the money I collected on the day by post?

Please send a cheque along with the pay-in form that comes with your event kit, to Centrepoint, Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, London, E1 8DZ. You can also pay the money in using a card, over the phone on 0800 472 5748. If you want to claim Gift Aid on your donations, you can download the form here.