Last year we tragically lost Troy in a house fire, that day we lost a part of our family.
For many years now Westpac has looked after Soul with a venue, rent-free in the CBD. Knowing this season would close one day we were blown away when the Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation approached Soul late in 2021. They offered us a new home in their soon-to-be-revealed home. ISNF offered Soul both more space and a 10-year rent-free venue in the CBD. Certainly, this news is a game-changer for us and our future!
Among other so many other things, it provides Soul Café with the opportunity to plan ahead and know that our next 10 years are secure and purposefully fit-out spaces in the new building.
At Soul Café we are privileged to be invited to partner with the Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation. They have encouraged us to call their building our building and we are deeply grateful for that invitation.
The newly launched Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation, based in Newcastle, is keen to provide financial assistance to community organisations that focus on services that empower communities, keep people safe from harm, and walk with the traditional custodians of Australia.