A couple of months back Alex from The Soup Kitchen reached out to me on Instagram, asking if I would like to come volunteer.
He told me about the charity and how they provide free hot meals, clothes and toiletries on a daily basis to the homeless, elderly and poor living in central London.
I had never heard of the charity, despite it being located on the same street as the hospital I was work in, and also caring for patients who are homeless quite regularly. I was keen to get involved and signed up immediately to volunteer at the Kitchen.
As one person, there’s not a whole lot I can change, but I am fortunate to have a large following of thousands of people and if I can help to spread awareness, recruit more volunteers, and help to raise more funds for this incredible charity, then that certainly could make a huge difference.
I teamed up with my friend, and crossfit coach, Mike Lee to host a Charity crossfit event at Perpetua. We offered 30 spaces to the event and they sold out in under 60 minutes, which was incredible!
The money raised from the tickets was donated to The Soup Kitchen. We also had support from sponsors including; Reebok, STRIPPD protein, FIJI water, and Park Road Kitchen.
We took the 30 crossfit naive men and women through a 2 hour workshop in crossfit, including mobility drills, a squat workshop, a classic crossfit style ‘WOD’ (Workout Of The Day), followed by a delicious lunch from The Park Road Kitchen.
If you would like to volunteer, donate to, or simply learn more about The Soup Kitchen, then please head over to their website here.
Photography by: Jon Payne