Mad Hatter Tea Party to Raise Funds for Local Hospice

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A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, organised by two University of Worcester Business School students, in aid of The Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove, will take place next month.

Rebecca Crowther, a Marketing, Advertising and PR student, and Louise Ketley, a Business, Marketing and PR student are hosting the event at the Bentley Village Hall, near Redditch, on Saturday 20th April 2013 from 7pm.

“We have both had people in our lives who have had to cope with having cancer. They used the Primrose Hospice, who were very helpful to them and couldn't do enough in a time of need. By organising this event, we would like to show our gratitude for everything they did,” says Louise.

The Mad Hatter Tea Party is also in memory of Rebecca's partner's mother and one of Louise’s friends who passed away in October 2011 from Ovarian Cancer.

Louise and Rebecca have managed to get the support of local businesses and professionals, including Fusion Mobile Disco, More Tea Vicar?, Bella’s Cupcakes and Photo Maestro.

“It has been a really good experience and I have enjoyed meeting so many people that I will hope to work with again in the future. I am looking forward to the fun and laughter the evening will bring and raising lots of money for such a fantastic cause,” says Rebecca.

Magic tricks, a raffle, and a maddest hat competition are part of the planned events for the evening when guests will meet Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. The prizes include a two-day golf pass to Ombersley Golf Club, an engraved 'home sweet home' plaque from Masterpiece Memorials, a giant Cheshire Cat cake from Bella’s Cupcakes and £10 voucher for the Swan Theatre.

Tickets for the event are £10 and are available from The Primrose Hospice, Workoutz Gym, Halesowen or by calling Rebecca on 07402414440. The ticket includes a non-alcoholic cocktail upon arrival and a buffet.

The funds collected from the ticket sales and the raffle will all be donated to The Primrose Hospice.

“Our favourite part has been designing the how the room will look,” they said. “We came up with lots of ideas and then we'd add more, it was great to see all our ideas pull together. We are very dedicated to making this work as we want to give something back to the charity that helped our loved ones”.