20 years of Soul

It all started with a few men, Bill Elkington, Max Barrett and Ken Gibson, initiating a Denison Street breakfast for those who quite obviously needed something to eat.

Twenty years on, this work continues; driven by the unwavering conviction to do whatever they can with whatever they have, for whoever walks into the doors of what is now Soul Hub, a much-loved, local grass-roots charity.

More recently, Soul Hub has partnered with the Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation who have provided them with a larger, rent-free space at 437 Hunter Street for ten years.

Encouraged by the partnership, Soul Hub have now embarked on their Big Ask campaign to raise $1.8 million to fully fit-out a custom designed space for their guests. After securing a construction certificate, walls have been going up and services have been installed.

Fund raising already stands at more than $1.3 million, but there is still way to go.

“At a time of increasing needs in our community, we invite everyone to join us on our journey as we establish the new Soul Hub location,” said Soul Hub CEO Rick Prosser.

To find out more visit soulhub.org.au

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