A MAD Hatter’s tea party at the White Swan Hotel helped raise money for artistic youngsters.
Escape Arts and the Shakespeare Hospice will be running an Arts Intervention Project over the summer – offering a creative outlet to children and young people who need support due to bereavement, mental ill health or through being a young carer.
The project is designed to help youngsters communicate and express their feelings as well as giving them the chance to gain new skills and creative abilities.
And almost £800 was raised at an Alice in Wonderland-themed party, which featured ‘Eat Me’ canapes, ‘Drink Me’ punch and a special cake.
Escape project manager, Karen Williams, said: “It was a fantastic event involving wonderful characters from the Phoenix Players, live music by talented young musicians and lots of dancing – everyone really got into the spirit of things.
“We would like to thank all those who came along and helped raise much-needed funds for a really worthwhile cause.
“Youngsters who have gone through bereavement, suffer with mental health issues or are carers sometimes need help expressing the emotions they are experiencing and we hope the upcoming project will give them an outlet to do exactly that.”