Children from Down2Up and the Kuwait Down Syndrome Society became 'Pizza Chefs' for the day at PizzaExpress, Marina Crescent

Kuwait, 19 May, 2013: PizzaExpress in Marina Crescent welcomed 15 young children from the Down2Up Group, an affiliate organisation of Kuwait Down Syndrome Society, to their restaurant giving them the opportunity to make their own pizzas and take part in fun activities for the day.

The children, accompanied by 15 volunteers, were excited to become a pizza chef for the day. They learnt about the restaurant’s pizza making process and created their very own pizza masterpieces under the expert guidance of PizzaExpress’s ‘Pizzaiolos’.

The Down2Up Group initiative with PizzaExpress is part of their commitment towards improving the quality of life for children with Down Syndrome, as well as strengthening friendships and support amongst the various special needs rehabilitation centres in Kuwait.

Salem Hamod Al Fadhlie, Vice President of the Down2Up Group said “We really appreciate PizzaExpress giving the children an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills in a very sociable way.  I would like to thank both the PizzaExpress staff and our own volunteers who made this such a fun and exciting day out for the children. It is so important for the well-being of these young children that businesses are able to provide such valuable support to us.”

Commenting on the event, Spencer Ayers, Business Manager, PizzaExpress, said: “It was a great day all around. The children really enjoyed learning how to make their own pizza, as well as taking part in the activities PizzaExpress had planned for them. The Marina Crescent team loved having so many new pizza chefs in the kitchen. We are delighted to support our local community in this way and hope to welcome back the Kuwait Down Syndrome Society again so more children will have the chance to be a ‘Pizzaiolo’ for a day.”

Staff at PizzaExpress, the true Italian casual dining pizza experience operated by leading retail franchise operator M. H. Alshaya Co., were pleased to be able to provide their restaurant and facilities for the day creating smiles all around as well as serving delicious pizzas.