A Nottingham eatery known for its vibrancy and culture has so far raised £6,000 for its partner charity The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) who support underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Since opening Café Coco Tang in Bryard Lane in 2018, Coco Tang has built the charity a sustainable income and business model which is based on rewarding customers for donating to the Vietnamese children.

Customers who donate receive a key that gives them 20 percent off everything on the menu Monday to Friday between 11am-10pm, which can also be gifted to friends.

Coco Tang: Wall art by graffiti artist MateTwo

The Café Director Kim Nguyen said people have been very receptive to Coco Tang’s work with the CNCF and hoped it would continue to thrive with the help of its loyal customers.

Nguyen said: “We’ve not pushed it too much yet but each week we have more and more people signing up to donate, and both us and the CNCF team are so grateful for it. We do hope that we will raise more in the coming year.”

Over the last few months, Coco Tang has also been selling artwork painted by the children from the Sunshine School in Ho Chi Minh City, a project which involves art classes to help students cope with their difficulties.

Coco Tang: Artwork created by children in Ho Chi Minh City
Coco Tang: Artwork created by children in Ho Chi Minh City

The cultural company will be introducing another series of paintings in its Café in June that will be available to purchase, all money of which will go directly to the children’s charity.

Coco Tang: Artwork created by children in Ho Chi Minh City

And as part of their relationship with the charity, Coco Tang was able to commission wall art in 2018 which was painted by graffiti artist MateTwo, a project to engage customers and raise awareness of CNCF.

Coco Tang: Wall art by graffiti artist MateTwo

A year later the wall art pieces have become some of the most Instagrammed features in Nottingham.