By Donna Freed
Feng Sushi’s charity of choice, Suited and Booted, held their Venetian Biennale Garden Party to commemorate their second anniversary. Suited and Booted provides clothing and counselling to prepare men to enter the workforce. In the charity’s first year they “suited and booted” 800 men and an incredible 1,000 in their second. The “Biennale” took place in Ireland Yard, just a few steps from their home at St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe.
Guests sipped Harry’s Bar inspired Bellinis and Feng Sushi staff were on hand to provide some of our most popular sushi dishes: salmon and tuna nigiri, mean spicy tuna, shitake mushroom and MSC king prawn rolls and festive vegi maki.
The charity’s patron Dr. Rowan Williams, Master of Magdelan College, Cambridge and formerly Archbishop of Canterbury extolled the virtues of Suited & Booted and their fundamental ethos of respect.
In keeping with the dramatic and theatrical theme, David Brook proved a rousing auctioneer and sparked a bidding war between guests vying for the donated experiences and services. Live entertainment was provided by Magic Circle magician Cyrus Larizadeh, The English Chamber Choir and music performed by Alice Baxter, Natasha Larkin and Lucy Pickering.
We salute Suited & Booted for their efforts of the last two years and look forward to helping them to guide more men into work in the future. For more information on their House of Fraser Campaign, please go their website: www.suitedbootedcentre.org.uk. If you donate an unwanted suit, House of Fraser are offering you £100 off a new one.