The West Midlands’ only all female independent butchers, Butcher’s Block in Bromsgrove celebrated their third birthday with their annual charity day last weekend.
The family-owned business, run by wife and wife team, Michelle and Lilith Holsey-Sheppard pulled out all the stops to bring an old fashioned knees up to the town while fundraising for two local charities.
On the day, East Midlands singing sensation Lizzy Rushby wowed the crowds with her array of sing-along favourites that kept the crowd smiling even during the rain. Lil’s Baps were back on Bromsgrove Market for the day swapping her popular street food for charitable donations. Locals had the chance to try their hand at a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition and enter their charity raffle.
Local food producers The Tewkesbury Mustard Company and Loopy’s Pickled were there during the day with some fantastic tasters that are exclusive to Butcher’s Block and local hairdressers Hairs & Graces provided a voucher prize as part of the raffle.
The £1000 funds raised is to be split between Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide Bromsgrove and North Worcestershire Basement Projects.
“It was great to be back out on the market doing what I do best” says Lilith. “Each year the community blows us away with their support for local causes and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal of £1000 this year.”
Butchers Block started their annual event on their very first birthday “we just wanted to give a little something back to the community that’s stuck with us when we took over” says Michelle. “Each day we go home with a huge smile on our faces, that’s says it all really!”
The duo pride themselves on supplying their customers with fresh, locally sourced British produce. Situated on Bromsgrove High Street, the butchers consistently ensures that taste, quality and freshness are always at the forefront. From its award winning Lashford Sausages and wide selection of fresh artisan meat, to its local honey and eggs.