BARISTAS at a church in Catshill will be supporting Children in Need for the 4th year running by donating their shop's proceeds to charity.

The coffee shop at Catshill Methodist Church Centre in Golden Cross Lane makes no specific charge for its food and drinks, instead suggesting a £1 donation towards a special cause.

Hilary Ryder, one of the shop's organisers, said: "We don’t run the coffee shop to make money but as a facility for residents of Catshill and surrounding areas to have access to somewhere they can go and be assured of a warm welcome and a drink, without necessarily digging deep into their purses."

Since opening in 2014, staff have raised thousands of pounds for charities, including The Basement Project, Macmillan Cancer Support and, every November, Children in Need.

Hilary added: "Children in Need do such an amazing job that, as well as being one of the first charities we raised money for in 2014, they are one we have continued to support, and we hope that the people of Catshill will assist us in our efforts.”

Staff will be aiming to better last year's fundraising total of £143 on Saturday, November 18, by selling toasted tea cakes alongside the usual hot drinks and biscuits, and also hosting a bring-and-buy sale.

The shop will open as normal from 10am until midday. To find out more visit