Esther Rantzen hosts film premiere displaying work of Demand charity

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A film premiere hosted by television presenter Esther Rantzen to display the work of an Abbots Langley based charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities left the charity ‘brimming with pride’.

Ms Rantzen, who has been the patron of Demand, a Design and Manufacture for Disability charity based in The Old Chapel in Mallard Road since 1980, attended the social evening to display the charity’s very own film, featuring the moving true life stories of some of the clients they have helped.

Numbers of visitors flocked to watch the promotional video on Thursday (November 22) organised by Denise Gillies the regional fundraising manager and Demand designer Paul Malloy proved his ability to swing on double bass with his band, La Bouche Manouche.

Eleven- year-old Leah was welcomed as star guest, who performed on her trumpet and stars in the promotional film.

Leah is disabled on one side of her body and Demand installed a camera monopod on to her trumpet to enable her to enjoy playing the trumpet at ease.

Katherine, who is a trustee of the charity, said: "The video is brilliant and congratulations to the team.

"I think this is a wonderful vehicle to show what Demand is all about.

"Watching it made me very proud to be part of the team and I am sure it will help us bring the organisation to life for many others."

The film which aims to highlight the role of the charity to help its clients gain freedom to take part in a variety of day to day tasks or activities that most people take for granted was put together by Mischke Weinreb who was presented with a bouquet on the night at St Michael’s Manor Hotel in St Albans.

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