We donated 300 banquet chairs, rectangular banquet tables and ropes and poles for the Wear It For Autism charity fashion show organised by Anna Kennedy Online. Taking place in a contemporary venue in London’s Soho we transported the large delivery to the location in one morning, collecting them the following day.
Wear It For Autism Furniture Donation Is ‘Fantastic’ Says Joe Swash
Recently under the trendy streets of Soho in a spacious, airy venue, celebrities took part in a Wear It For Autism charity event to highlight the efforts of parents and carers who look after children affected by the condition. We were lucky enough to attend the function that was set up by Anna Kennedy Online.
Hire furniture for a Good Cause
Energetically introduced by Pineapple Performing Arts School dancers doing a street and hip hop style routine, the event saw mums, dads, children and grandparents strolling down the catwalk after being treated to a day of pampering and a complete makeover. Due to our previous work with charities we understand how important it is to spend money wisely. Because of this, we agreed to donate lots of our hire furniture to the event, including 300 banqueting chairs, a number of rectangular banqueting tables and ropes and poles to grace the red carpet at the entrance to this very contemporary venue.
‘Fantastic’ Banqueting Chairs
We can reveal that our items such as our banqueting chairs impressed guests, with I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here winner Joe Swash declaring our chairs as “fantastic”. As well as this household star turning up to introduce the newly madeover carers, there were performances from The X Factor 2011 finalist Kitty Brucknell and the Apprentice candidate Jason Leech also appeared on stage to meet winning nominees and highlight the time and energy they devote to looking after their families.
Anna Kennedy OBE
Celebrities weren’t the only well known faces mingling with the carers and their children Anna Kennedy herself took to the catwalk throughout the event to meet and introduce carers and to talk about her new campaign. As an OBE and Tesco Mum of The Year winner, Anna has been working tirelessly for many years for carers of autistic children to get the support they need. Anna’s latest campaign aims to encourage mums, dads, grandparents or champions of those affected by the condition to take a break at times and look after themselves, without guilt!
Autism’s Got Talent
As well as youngatheart grandmothers taking a twirl on the catwalk, a young girl given a princess makeover and teen carers giving cutting edge looks there were beautiful musical performances from Autism’s Got Talent stars Marie and James. The X Factor’s Kitty Brucknell also performed to a standing ovation and revealed to us her personal reasons for attending the fashion show “My best friend’s son has autism so when the charity got in touch with me I really wanted to take part”.
These sentiments were shared by former EastEnder and presenter Joe Swash who said “It’s a great honour to be asked to come back here today,” and when we caught up with him he admired how well the room looked, with the catwalk surrounded by our banqueting chairs finished with stylish black covers and white bows. He remarked: “Thank you for supplying the furniture, it looks beautiful, you’ve done a fantastic job”. We were also very pleased to report that Anna also felt so positive about our hire furniture saying: “It’s great we love it thanks!”
Rectangular Banqueting Table
Wear It For Autism was much more than a fashion show, it was also a celebration of carers who look after young people affected by the condition, as well as an event showcasing the talents of autistic children. During our chat with Anna Kennedy she revealed the future is full of exciting events for her charity, including next year’s Autism’s Got Talent competition.