Bedford’s SoupFest 2019 raises £7,000 – with more to come


The third Bedford SoupFest took place in Harpur Square on Tuesday 3 December to raise money for the town’s homelessness charities.

Thanks to donations of soup from local chefs, over £7,000 has been raised so far. The Apprentice’s Tom Skinner even came along to lend a hand. Bosh!

Same time again next year?

Music by Bedford Modern School Choir.

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