A West-Midlands restaurant has been served a side of pride after hosting a breakfast charity auction and raising over £1,125 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

The Seven Stars at Brocton, near Stafford, held their very own ‘Break-Fest’ event, which saw their customers silently bid for exciting, high-value items whilst enjoying tasty pastries for breakfast.

The restaurant was filled with regulars, new-comers and friends and family of staff, who tried their luck on a raffle to win champagne and vouchers to use at The Seven Stars, as well as attempting to get their hands on auction lots, such as family attraction tickets, a daring bungee jump experience and beauty treatments.

It was imagined and organised by 20-year-old Assistant Manager, Leah Hollins, who, after arranging a successful fundraiser for a more local and personal charity, decided to make her next challenge even bigger.

When it came to choosing a charity, Leah turned to her colleagues for inspiration, and it quickly became apparent that they’d all had the same idea. Every single one of them had either been treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, had a child or sibling treated, or at least know of someone who had been treated there, so they all agreed they should raise funds to support the sick kids.

On the day of the Break-Fest event, the whole team pulled together, with some members of staff volunteering to work the shift for free to make sure the event ran as smoothly as possible. With all hands on deck, it was a resounding success and all of The Seven Stars’ customers commented on what a lovely morning they’d had.

Leah said: “After the team came to a unanimous decision to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, I went along to volunteer for an arts and craft session in the hospital’s outpatient department and it was one of the most humbling things I’ve ever done and really cemented our choice.

“Break-Fest went so well, and it really brought our community together, as well as giving us all the chance to meet our colleagues’ families, which was lovely. We’re all so proud of the amount we raised.”

Miranda Williams, Head of Public Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We love hearing all the different ways our supporters raise funds for us and a breakfast auction is a brilliantly unique idea.

“We’re so grateful The Seven Stars chose to support us and for the incredible funds they raised to help us do more for our sick kids.”