Tea party in Wonderland

LIKE a scene out of Alice in Wonderland, there will be extraordinary headwear, cupcakes and tea as Bangalow Public School hosts its annual Mad Hatter's Derby Tea Party.

Running alongside the annual Bangalow Billycart Derby, the tea party provides a fun family hangout during the day while fund-raising for the school.

Bangalow Public School P&C president Josh Rogers said he had high hopes for the fundraising event again this year, and was looking forward to another festive community gathering.

"Mad Hatter's is somewhat of a haven between the races for families who attend the billycart derby," he said.

READY FOR FUN: Children from Bangalow Public School getting ready for this weekend’s fundraiser at The Mad Hatter’s Derby Tea Party.
READY FOR FUN: Children from Bangalow Public School getting ready for this weekend’s fundraiser at The Mad Hatter’s Derby Tea Party. Patrick Gorbunovs

There will be delicious food stalls, the chance to create your own mad hat, pre-loved books, second-hand clothing stalls, activities including a jumping castle, a lolly jar guessing competition, hook-a-duck and crazy ice cream to enjoy.

There will also be a raffle, including prizes of Splendour in the Grass tickets, day spa at Gaia Retreat and Spa, a 14,000ft jump with Skydive Byron Bay and a shopping spree at Millar and More.

School principal Susie Boyle said the money raised from last year's Mad Hatter's helped to purchase new computers, computer headphones and wireless equipment for the school, as well as assisting with the funding of an Indigenous Artists in School grant.

"This year, we would like to continue the technology boost, as well as have the money to consider big ticket items like new playground equipment," Mrs Boyle said.

Riley, 10, is looking forward to the day.

He said that after he raced his Star Wars-inspired billycart down the slope, he'd be zipping over to the school grounds for some yummy food and some fun.

The tea party will be held 9am-3pm Sunday at Bangalow Public School grounds.


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