"EVER since he's been able to stand up and help in the kitchen he's loved cooking," said mum Katie Elcock of her eight-year-old son, Harrison.

"He's just become more and more obsessed with it. He buys cookery books out of his pocket money and is planning his stall at future food festivals."

The Holy Name school pupil has put his passion to good use, raising nearly £500 for charity by holding a souper event at his family home.

Harrison chose to cook and hold a Big Broth event in his Goodwick home to raise money for homelessness charity Centrepoint.

"I had the information at home," said Katie, herself a food technology teacher. "When Harrison saw it his eyes lit up. His life goal is to open a soup restaurant called Souper Man. He's even talking about buying a trike to use at food festivals.

Katie advertised the event on social media and friends, family turned up in force to support it.

On the menu were a selection of scrumptious soups including onion and leek, Moroccan lentil, roasted tomato, curried pumpkin and parsnip and beetroot and carrot.

Souper trouper Harrison hoped to raise £100 for Centrepoint but at the moment the total stands at nearly five times that.

"We've had really lovely community support," said Katie. "People have been leaving money with his grandparents and at school. He's delighted at how much has been raised."

To donate to Harrison's Big Broth event you can visit his Just Giving page:


Since his Big Broth event Harrison has also been contacted by Mark Woodford, owner of Adams Eden Cafe in Haverfordwest, who has offered the café and its kitchen to Harrison for a day so that he can hold an even bigger Big Broth event.

"Harrison is super excited about it as it's his dream to work in a professional kitchen," said Katie.

"His dad, Kevin, and I are very proud of what he has achieved and need to thank his step brother and sister, Tom and Freya, who worked as his sous chefs during the preparation and the event itself, they were both a huge help."