Pumpkin soup will be on the menu for the service users of Open Door for the next few weeks thanks to local gardener John Murphy!
Listen to our EXCLUSIVE interview with John Murphy at the bottom of this page.
John, a local plasterer for over 30 years has been growing pumpkins on his allotment just off Hamilton Rd since March (2019) and has kindly donated them to the local charity which helps the homeless community.
Open Door is the day centre based on Mount Street in Taunton which provides a warm welcome, a cuppa and now pumpkin soup by the bucket load!
In order to increase service users self esteem and a sense of belonging in the community, there are showers, a clothing store and they provide a laundry facility. Breakfast and lunch is also served with unlimited refills of tea, coffee and juice.
Open Door are making a real impact in and around the county town with the support from Somerset West and Taunton Council and are always on the look out for volunteers.
All of this is underpinned by a staff team of three and a huge team of over 45 volunteers. Without our volunteers, and support from donors, we would not be able to make such a difference in people’s lives.
If you would like to make a difference you can contact the team on 01823 271996 or you can visit them in person for a chat (and a bowl of pumpkin soup – there is plenty to go around!):
Taunton Open Door
1A Mount Street,
We caught up with John earlier today (11th October 2019), who was knee deep in mud trying to work out a way of transporting the giant pumpkins because they are so heavy!
Listen to our EXCLUSIVE interview with John Murphy below:
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