Meridian/ITV news joined us once more in 2013 and Fred Dinenage met Ashleigh & Pudsey. Click here to see the broadcast on the news that night.
The Mad Hatters Parties are events organised to lift the spirits of children with cancer or serious illnesses and disabilities. We have been running the parties for 11 years and they are held at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel. All of the funding for this is raised from donations, and any funds remaining are used to provide equipment for the children's wards and to give gifts and special trips for children who are very seriously ill. The next event is in February 2013, admission is by invitation only as numbers are limited. We are looking for a sponsor for the 2013 party!
The parties seem to get bigger and better each year and the photos from the last few parties are now in the gallery, to check them out you will need to register if you haven't already done so, if you have then log in. You'll then see a button labelled "Hatters Gallery" in the left-hand column. There is also lots about the parties on the Portsmouth News website and you can use our links to find all of their articles.