12th July 2012 10:53 am
Frankie and Benny’s in Lichfield has announced that it will be hosting a fundraising event to raise money for West Midlands-based charity, Autism West Midlands. The event, on Friday 27th July, will be a fun-filled day for all ages to enjoy a range of activities whilst raising valuable money for a worthwhile cause.
There is something for all ages: free mouth-watering breakfasts between 8am and 1pm, fantastic pizza-making workshops, and fabulous face-painting. Autism West Midlands will be hosting a craft table and there will also be a quiet table allocated to any children with sensory difficulties.
A person who will definitely not be missing out on his free breakfast is Ken Humphreys, the chairman of Lichfield, who is a confirmed guest at the event. Attendees will also get the chance to meet the Frankie and Benny’s mascot and have their photo taken with him.
All donations received throughout the day will go to Autism West Midlands. The event is all about having fun, raising money for Autism West Midlands and generating awareness of autism within the region. The restaurant chain, which serves delicious American Italian food in over 200 locations nationwide, is making sure that this is an event not to be missed.
Autism is a life-long condition that affects social communication, social interaction and social imagination. It appears in at least one in a hundred people and there are over half a million people living with the condition in the UK alone.
Autism West Midlands, which is based in Edgbaston, champions the rights of people with autism whilst ensuring that they receive the best help, support and guidance possible. The charity has recently moved offices and will soon be opening a state of the art autism resource facility, only the second of its kind in the UK.
Ruby Hawley, Marketing Manager of Frankie and Benny’s commented on the event, ‘We are thrilled to be hosting a fundraising event for a local charity that works hard to help people living with autism and their families. We hope that there is a great turnout for the event, that everyone has bundles of fun and that we raise a great deal of money for Autism West Midlands.’