Leeds city centre restaurant raises £5,000 at charity dinner

CHARITY DINNER: The new Tattu restaurant.
CHARITY DINNER: The new Tattu restaurant.
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A new city centre Chinese restaurant has raised more than £5,000 for a charity that supports homeless people and rough sleepers.

Tattu, in Minerva on East Parade, held a pay-as-you-feel dinner in aid of Simon on the Streets on June 8 - the day before opening its doors to the public. Guests enjoyed a cocktail and dim sum canapé reception followed by a four-course dining experience.

Diners were then asked to make a donation to the charity, which provides critical frontline support for the homeless and rough sleepers in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.

Adam Jones, owner and managing director of Tattu, said: “The night was a huge success, we’re truly overwhelmed with the generosity of our guests and the support we have received from everyone in the city so far.

“Working with Simon on the Streets was important for us to give something back to the city that has embraced us with open arms and we’re looking forward to seeing how the donation will help the charity continue its important work.”

Sue Oliver, development manager for Simon on the Streets, added: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected by Tattu’s owners as the charity they wished to support with this fantastic launch evening.

“To receive such a significant sum from one event is a real boost to a very small and local charity, and we are very grateful to Tattu and their guests for their generosity.”