Tattu Birmingham launch raises £5,000 for St Basils charity
Ahead of its official opening earlier this month, the contemporary Chinese restaurant invited businesses from across the Colmore District to celebrate its Birmingham arrival at a ‘pay as you feel’ preview dinner with all proceeds going to charity.
Guests from over 20 companies in the city attended the evening, where they enjoyed the full Tattu dining experience two nights before doors opened to the public. At the end of their meal, diners were kindly asked to make a charity donation in place of paying for their food and drink, with over £5,000 raised on behalf of St Basils, a local charity working to support young people facing homelessness in the West Midlands.
Adam Jones, owner of Tattu, commented: “After receiving such a warm welcome into the city, we were keen to give something back to the Birmingham community. We heard about St Basils and the incredible way they change the lives of young people who otherwise wouldn’t have any support, and immediately wanted to help their mission. Homelessness is a rising issue which we have witnessed not only in Birmingham but across the UK, and we’re extremely proud to have chosen such a worthwhile cause to partner with.
“We would like thank all our guests for their incredible generosity on the evening with donations which should make a real difference to young people across the region, supporting them on their journey towards the bright, fulfilling future that they deserve.”
Barrie Hodge, head of fundraising at St Basils, commented: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of the wonderful team at Tattu and their guests. The money raised for St Basils on the opening night will have a huge impact on many young vulnerable people in our region.
“Having nowhere to call home is a massive shock; it’s frightening, devastating and dangerous. These funds will help us prevent more young people spiralling into homelessness by giving them a roof over their head and helping them to retrain, get back into work or education and move on successfully and control their own futures. Thank you so much Tattu.”