A Mad Hatter's tea party

Family and friends came together in Somerset to support young Oscar with his cancer diagnosis by organising a Mad Hatter's tea party to raise £1,500 for children and young people with cancer.

Two-year-old Oscar was diagnosed with cancer in January 2015 and since then both family and friends have been fundraising for CLIC Sargent.

Oscar’s grandmother Bridget Pearce said: “I wanted to organise this tea party because we have so many people wanting to give something to the family.

"Everyone was so generous and we raised a tremendous amount of money – a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday!”

A huge success

Bridget arranged the tea party at East Woodland Village Hall, Frome and raised a big total of £1,500.

There were over 80 guests dressed up but the rule was not to spend a penny on your outfit as any money spent could have been donated, so there were lots of homemade and borrowed costumes.

Decorations were made by pupils from the local primary school with cardboard tea pots hung on washing lines, making a brilliant colouring in competition. 

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall said: “It has been great chatting to Bridget and finding all about this Mad Hatter's tea party, such a fun idea!

"It is wonderful how everything has either been made or borrowed, decking the hall with everything Alice in Wonderland!”

Find out more

To find out how you could organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall on 0117 314 8630 or email: hannah.worrall@clicsargent.org.uk.