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£140,000 raised for NSPCC - Pantomime featuring Rascal P321 Powerchair

He’s behind you! Famous designers take centre stage for pantomime in aid of the NSPCC

Leading names from the worlds of interior design and fashion joined forces in autumn 2014 to put on a pantomime in aid of the NSPCC. Electric Mobility were proud to sponsor the Charity fundraising event and to loan the cast, 2 x Rascal P321 Powerchairs for the leading actors who were portraying mermaids. They were the ‘stars’ of the show!!

From 28 October-1 November 2014, London’s Bloomsbury Theatre played host to the Interior Designers’ Pantomime sponsored by AkzoNobel, the manufacturers of Dulux.  The pantomime told the story of Peter Pan and the Designers of the Caribbean – a theatrical adventure which promised and delivered a fun and outrageously glamorous night out. 

The Stars of the ShowThe production starred leading figures from the world of interior design, including Tim Gosling, Joanna Wood, Trevor Pickett and Justin Van Breda, who were treading the boards of this iconic London theatre alongside some celebrity cameos. And to add a little extra glamour to proceedings, costumes for the pantomime will be designed by some of the world’s most illustrious fashion designers, such as Dame Vivienne Westwood, Jasper Conran, Bruce Oldfield, Zandra Rhodes, Tomasz Starzewski, Anna Valentine, Piers Atkinson and Jenny Beavan.

As the pantomime begins, London is grey and drab. All the interior designers have fled to Never Never Land to escape their clients’ bad taste and endless complaints. But with Captain Hook on the loose, how long before the designers realise they must return colour to London and save the city from Hook's evil clutches? Join Wendy and the lost boys for a production of magic and fantasy, mermaids and pirate ships, ticking crocodiles, mischievous designers and fairies, all in aid of the NSPCC.

Tim Gosling, one of the founding members of the Interior Designers’ Pantomime team and a driving force behind the production, reprised his role as the pantomime Dame, playing the role of the outrageous Donna Kebab. Tim said: “It’s been four years since our last pantomime and so we’re all really excited to be back. This year’s production promises to be better than ever, and I hope that we’re able to raise lots of money for the NSPCC and bring a huge splash of colour and some glamour to London this autumn.” 

Music legend and long-time supporter of the show, Elaine Paige, said: “The Interior Designers’ Pantomime is always a fabulous night out filled with glitz, glamour and generosity – I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us this year!”

Elaine Leighton, Marketing & Communications Manager for Electric Mobility said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the NSPCC and the fantastic work it does to protect children across the UK. The performance will be a unique opportunity to see talented interior designers put down their colour palettes and show off their acting skills to raise money for this important cause.” 

Peter Pan & the Designers of the Caribbean

The money raised helped the NSPCC to continue to protect vulnerable children and prevent abuse through its projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people.

For more information about the P321 Powerchair or if you would like to find your nearest Rascal Mobility Retailer please contact the Customer Services Team on 0800 252 614.

If you are a Retailer who would like to order for your showroom, contact your Area Dealer Manager or email sales@electricmobility.co.uk


About the NSPCC:
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children's charity specialising in child protection. Their vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK and to make a difference for all children by standing up for their rights, listening to them, helping them when they need it and by making them safe. The NSPCC runs projects and services across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands to help vulnerable children. Thye also provide ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people and a helpline for adults who are worried about a child or want advice.

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