The Fifteen Design time enjoyed a rare evening to let their hair down when they attended the launch of the Aquinas Foundation at The East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Fifteen Design have worked very closely with Aquinas Education in the past, designing their brand, website and were delighted when they were asked to get involved with the charity arm, the Aquinas Foundation.
The Aquinas Foundation was set up by Aquinas Education owners, Craig Anderson and Jermaine Jenas to help tackle truancy and gang culture in Nottinghamshire schools. Being born and bred in Nottingham, the two friends wanted to encourage young people to make the right choices in life and provide role models to help them achieve their goals.
The night was attended by over 450 guests with the star attraction being England and Team GB football manager Stuart Pearce giving the after dinner speech and taking questions from the audience. To follow Stuarts candid insight into all things football, the Aquinas Foundation held a charity auction in which guests could bid to win an array of prizes including a signed David Beckham shirt, a guitar signed by Cheryl Cole, Gareth Bale’s signed football boots, a holiday apartment in Florida for 14 nights amongst many other great prizes. The rarity of the prizes really got the guests buzzing and some of the items were sold for big bucks.
Fifteen Design have designed the brand for the Aquinas Foundation as well as producing their website, app and all the other paraphernalia involved with the night. We felt that we wanted to support this charity, not only because of the good work they do in our hometown of Nottingham but we also wanted to support our friends and clients, Aquinas Education, in helping them give something back.
All in all the team had a great night out and it was fantastic to see so many people coming together to support this wonderful cause. We hope to have a long and rewarding relationship with the Aquinas Foundation and will be with them every step of the way to support them in whatever way we can.
You can see the good work the Aquinas Foundation do by visiting their website www.aquinasfoundation.com or following them on Twitter @AquinasFdn
Photos by Lyndsey James Photography