KING’S Ely Junior pupil, Willow, has come up with a soup-er way to support people less fortunate than herself.

Concerned about the rising costs of living and homelessness in her local area, Willow, who is in Year 4, decided she wanted to do something to help.

Willow’s ‘Sunday Soup with a Smile’ initiative sees her making 50 litres of hot, nutritious soup from scratch in her parents’ kitchen at their home, near Wisbech, on a Saturday. The next morning Willow then delivers her soup to a hotel in Wisbech which is currently providing accommodation for almost 30 people who are homeless.

The only thing Willow’s parents are helping her with is driving her to the hotel – she is doing everything else herself – and she has even persuaded a company in King’s Lynn to provide her with the majority of ingredients required for free!

Willow’s first batch of soup was beef and vegetables, and she has since made chicken and vegetables too. Willow has a little step ladder that she uses to stir the soup and keep a close eye on everything.

Many of you will remember that Willow hit the headlines last year when she started writing and delivering cheese-themed jokes and goodie bags to residents at Terrington Lodge, a care home which is near where she lives. The bags contained a joke, diabetic sweets and chocolates, nail files, a smiley face mask, love heart hand wash, a mini rainbow rubber, bamboo paper tissues, a handmade soap bar, and a stretchy yellow stress reliever.

Congratulations on such a meaningful act of service to others Willow!

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