Our That Soapbox Chat podcast is all about the amazing, fundraising Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race which Chatty Hatter have produced and run for the last two years. Listen for fun, behind-the-scenes stories with celebrity ambassadors and local supporters, previous winners and more!

In this introduction, Nicole Piesse Turner, founder of Chatty Hatter and Arthur Ponsonby, one of the founders of The Right Tuition Company, talk about how they met, the educational support services that Right Tuition offers local children and the company’s sponsorship of the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race 2021.

In this episode we chat with Minh Lan Nguyen, Fundraising Relationship Manager at Hospice in the Weald, about how the hospice has adapted in lockdown, their virtual Hospice Run fundraising event, being the long term charity partner of the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race and how their services and support have personally touched Nicole and other members of the Soapbox team.

We chat with Dawn Stanford, Operations Manager at Nourish Community Foodbank about the essential support they provide to a wide range of people and families in the Tunbridge Wells area, how lockdown has increased demand and made this year’s ‘Hidden Holiday Hunger’ campaign even more critical, and the huge honour of receiving a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in June for their team of three staff and over 60 volunteers.

This week we chat to Tom Swift, owner of Wicked Productions and Clue Cracker Games about the challenging impact lockdown has had on his businesses, but how he has been pushing ahead with plans to open his second escape room venue in Tunbridge Wells. Plus, we chat about his involvement with the soapbox race and his role as our brilliant race commentator!

In this episode we talk to Angela Quigley, Head of Physics at Kent College about the role and participation of schools in the Tunbridge Wells area, in the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race 2021.

We chat to Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race ambassador and internationally renowned chef, presenter and writer Rosemary Shrager about her time during lockdown, her love of the Tunbridge Wells area and her favourite moments from the previous two soapbox events.