As you all probably know, we are big fans of chef Nathan Eades and have followed his local career from pop-ups in Brum, through his residency at Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath, onto his own venue for Epi in Bromsgrove, and for the past year or so his current position as head chef at Simpsons – well-known for its food and its 16 years of holding a Michelin star.
Therefore, you can imagine our excitement when we learnt that not only was he teaming up with one of our favourite go to local eateries, The Butlers Arms in Sutton Coldfield, but that the special one night only event was being organised to support a number of local charities.
The evening is being organised by the Rotary Club of Erdington (part of the Heart of England district) on the evening of Sunday 1st May (Bank Holiday so no getting up for work – Yippee).
The six course signature menu for the night is as follows (but from our past experiences of Nathan’s cooking, we suspect there will be some twists along the way):
(Inspired by Gaggan, Bangkok)
Pork terrine, Apple and shallot salad
Roast chicken, Jersey royals, asparagus, morels
‘Cheese on toast’
‘Strawberries and cream’
This will be enhanced by a welcome drink on arrival and coffee with petit fours to conclude.
The evening will also offer both a charity auction and raffle along with a chance to try your luck and skill to attempt to crack the safe. If you do manage it there are the keys to a brand new car waiting for you inside.
“Burnaid is a small local charity that aims to support Burn Survivors and their families at the Burn Centres, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. These two Burn Centres are the only two for the West Midlands Region serving a population size of over 10,500,000 people and covering a radius of over seventy miles around the two Hospitals.
“BURNAID operates by providing:
- Grants to fund a wide range of projects which include subsistence, accommodation and travelling expenses for patients and families.
- Special equipment for patients to make their lives more comfortable.
- Family holidays and short breaks.
- Specialist equipment for the two Burn Centres to improve patient care.
- Equipment to improve the environment for patients, families and siblings at the Burn Centres.
- Home safety equipment for example stair gates and fire guards.
- Educational opportunities for Staff that care for Burn Patients to improve their knowledge and skills to enable them to deliver the best care for our patients.
- Funds to enable a Support Group to run on a monthly basis at the Adult Burn Centre.
- Funds to enable a Support Group called ‘Enzo’s Friends for children and their families to continue to offer fun family days out and special events, attendance at national burn camps and social activities.
- Funds to support the school reintegration programme ‘Back to School’ which helps children and young people with the transition back to school life after a burn injury.
“BURNAID relies totally on generous donations from the Public and Local Groups to continue with its work. Every penny that is raised goes directly to benefit our patients, their families and the Burn Centres to make a real difference to their lives, with no outlying costs for salaries or premises.”
“Enzo’s Friends is a support group for children, young people and their families who have sustained a burn injury. You can become a member of Enzo’s Friends if you are aged 16 and under and are currently or have been a patient at the Burn Centre in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, regardless of when the injury happened or how close you live to the hospital.
“Enzo is the mascot of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Burn Centre. He is a friendly red dragon, who was chosen by patients to represent the Centre.
“We are committed to providing support during treatment, rehabilitation and beyond to a patient and their family, and help them to cope with the changes that may occur following a burn. We do this in several ways;
- Providing practical support whilst you are in hospital
- Newsletters which contain useful information and share what Enzo’s Friends is all about
- Competitions either through the newsletter or in out-patients
- Information, advice and signposting for patients and families, to help them find the right support for their needs
- “Have Your Say” which gives all members a chance to share their experiences with others, and also have a say in the development of Enzo’s Friends
- Events and Activities throughout the year for patients receiving active treatment, which enables patients and families to meet others with similar experiences, and to encourage social skills, confidence and self esteem. And of course, to have fun!
“The motto at Enzo’s Friends is “Having Fun Together””
RSVP – Rape & Sexual Violence Project
“At RSVP, we believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. We offer empathic services to support and inspire children, women and men who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.
“Our confidential services are delivered with compassion, professionalism and humanity. We’re here to offer you the tools, and understanding, to enable you to overcome the effects of sexual violence and make positive, meaningful changes for a hopeful and confident future.”
Tickets for this one off charity night are expected to sell out quickly and are £50 per person with an optional wine flight curated by Chris Giles at £18 per person and can be purchased from the Butlers Arms direct on 0121 308 0765.