Charity aid is a Wonderland with Mad Hatter’s tea party

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VOLUNTEERS from the Forget-Me-Not shop in Brighouse enjoyed a mad hatters style tea party all the way from Low Moor in Bradford.

Three members of the staff dressed up as the Alice, the Mad Hatter and the white rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland story, and walked four miles to the shop in Commercial Street.

Friends and family, as well as customers, have been sponsoring the walkers.

The walkers also carried collection buckets as motorists and passers-by donated their spare change along the route.

Manager Lisa Brown said she hadn’t had much time to get some walking practice in but the walk had gone really well.

“The weather was very kind to us,” she said.

“We were dreading that it was going to be raining because it would of made things very difficult.”

“It was really good because we got quite a lot of support from drivers passing by and collected a lot of money in the buckets.”

As well as raising £450 for the charity, Lisa has also organised a special mad hatters tea party on July 3 for all the volunteers at the store.

“I wanted to do something for all the members of staff to say a big thank you to them all for all their hard work,” said Lisa.