Video: Mad Hatters tea party at Kirk Hallam pub

Silly hats and tasty treats were the order of the day at a Mad Hatter’s tea party held at the Cat and Fiddle pub in Kirk Hallam.

The fairy tale themed event, held on May 15, raised money to benefit children’s charity the Wish Upon a Star foundation.

Ooohh time for tea! Amy Brock, Mary Smedley, Sal Piggott, Ellie Burrows and Maggie Banks take time out from party organising to take tea at the Mad Hatters Tea Party held at the Cat and Fiddle on Friday.

Ooohh time for tea! Amy Brock, Mary Smedley, Sal Piggott, Ellie Burrows and Maggie Banks take time out from party organising to take tea at the Mad Hatters Tea Party held at the Cat and Fiddle on Friday.

More than £1,000 was raised, adding to the brilliant amount of money that has been raised in the past.

As part of the event at the Hungry Horse pub in Ladywood Road there was a bouncy castle, a children’s disco, games, raffles and tea, coffee and cake.

There was also be a mad hat competition with prizes won for the maddest hat.

Mary Smedley, manager, said: “Our customers have always been very supportive of our fundraising events. We raised lots of money thank you and would like to thank those who donated, came to the event and gave us the support”

A family day held at the Cat and Fiddle in February raised over £700 for the Wish Upon a Star foundation, taking the fundraising total at the pub to nearly £4,500 over the last three years.

Proceeds from the Mad Hatter’s tea party will also go to the foundation which grants the wishes of children living with a life threatening illness.