Laser firm supports War Child’s star-studded Winter Wassail

Cutting Technologies helped set the scene for a star-studded charity event which raised £750,000 to help children in the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Laser cutting and engraving specialist, Cutting Technologies used its expertise to create unique decorative features for the War Child Winter Wassail – a festive banquet and concert curated by international actor Carey Mulligan, alongside award winning musician Marcus Mumford.

Cutting Technologies was contracted to laser cut and engrave a range of décor and table accessories (image courtesy of The Events Mill and Jez Dickson).
Cutting Technologies was contracted to laser cut and engrave a range of décor and table accessories (image courtesy of The Events Mill and Jez Dickson).

The VIP event held at London’s One Mayfair featured performances from Mumford & Sons; Hozier; Jack Garratt, and Rita Ora.

Celebrity and VIP guests helped to raise the six-figure sum which War Child will use to protect children in war-torn places like Syria, Iraq and Uganda.

Cutting Technologies was contracted by leading events design agency, The Events Mill, to laser cut and engrave a range of décor and table accessories for the Wassail.

The Barnsley-based company offered its support on a pro bono basis, keen to help the charity in any way it could.

Using annealed shiny stainless steel, Cutting Technologies laser cut canapé trays and decorative cubes which held tea lights and carried food.

Using the same material, the company also laser engraved individual table markers, as well as laser cutting metallic trees as part of a stunning flower-laden entrance to the event.

Jane Robinson, co-founder, Cutting Technologies.
Jane Robinson, co-founder, Cutting Technologies.

Director and co-founder of Cutting Technologies, Jane Robinson commented: “When we were approached by The Events Mill we were more than happy to play our part in this fantastic event.

“The event raised a lot of vital funds for the charity and we’re glad we could help in the best way we know how – by bringing designs to life with our lasers.

“Typically you’ll find things like canapé trays are done in Perspex, but we wanted to explore different materials to stunning effect and showcase something that has not been seen before.

“War Child is doing hugely important work to support children affected by the horrors of war and we’re very proud that the charity has been able to benefit from our skills.”

Liana Mellotte, head of music, entertainment and development at War Child UK said: “Cut Tec’s provided beautifully cut decorations for War Child’s Winter Wassail.

The laser cut trees in the entrance hallway (image courtesy of The Events Mill and Jez Dickson).
The laser cut trees in the entrance hallway (image courtesy of The Events Mill and Jez Dickson).

“The laser cut trees in the entrance hallway set the tone for a truly special night and the table numbers and place settings made each table magical.

“Thanks to their generous contribution, War Child was able to raise £750,000 making it the most successful fundraising event in our history and allowing us to continue our vital work with children affected by war.”