£1,000 raised for charity at Mayor’s Madhatters tea

Release Date: 05 March 2018

More than 60 children and parents joined the Madhatter, the white rabbit, Alice and the gang for afternoon tea at York House last weekend, raising almost £1,000 for the Mayor’s charities.

Donning their maddest hats attendees were treated to heart shaped desserts and fancy sandwiches for Wonderland’s most famous activity.

In addition, the Q2 Players dressed up a characters from the book and entertained attendees with performances including painting the roses red and a scene from the Madhatter's tea party.

After tea, children made top hats and roses with local craft company, Creative Minds.

Cllr Lisa Blakemore, Mayor of Richmond, said:

“It was wonderful to see so many children and their families enjoying themselves at York House over the weekend with games, food and mad hats all in good supply.

“I would like to thank Q2 Players from Kew for being our wonderful residents from Wonderland and helping us to raise money for three fantastic charities – Me Too and Co, Off the Record Twickenham and Cavernoma Alliance UK.”

Find out more about the Mayor’s charities and upcoming events.

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Reference: P128/18

Updated: 29 March 2018