Well we hope you all had a great time on the 13th - the sun was shining on us, we had a bumper turnout and all of our volunteers worked flat out to make sure everyone had a wonderful day. I cannot thank everyone who helped out enough. There are too many to name but you all know who you are and we could not do it with out you so THANK YOU SO MUCH.
The party was in the News on Monday 14th and again on the 21st and was on Meridian News. There are links to all of these and videos below. The photos are already in the gallery. You are welcome to send any of your own photos in so we can include them, and don't hesitate to let us know if you would like one removed.
LOST PROPERTY : There were a couple of cardigans and a coat left behind - so let us know if you lost one.
We hold an annual event at the Marriott Hotel in Portsmouth, and we have a hard-working team of volunteers who help make these events happen for the benefit of children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
We do not publish the date of the party in advance in case anyone comes along without an invitation as the event is always at capacity and we do not want to have to turn anyone away.
Our successful fundraising and generous supporters have enable us to provide gifts and equipment for children in hospital and special treats, gifts and visits or help with granting wishes for children with life limiting conditions.
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.
Please have a look around the site for all of the background information, and if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Click the TV to see the 2016 video.
Thanks Carl Dearing of One2Watch Media Services for producing videos for the Mad Hatters Parties.
We had a fabulous time and we've got the photos to prove it... You can see them too! We took lots of great photos at the 2016 party and we've uploaded all of our pictures to our gallery right here on the website. To see them, you'll need to register and log in first!
When using our site, please register by first clicking on the "Login" link in the Main Menu on the left. and then the "Register" link at the foot of that page.
Our privacy statement is simple.... We don't share your email address with anyone - ever!
Once you've registered, login and you'll find the User Menu on the left has appeared and has extra items in it including the photo gallery link! On that subject, if you come across any picture that's on the site that you would prefer to have removed - make a note of the photo's reference and email me. I'll remove it immediately.
Click here to enjoy the photos...
We were delighted that Meridian/ITV news joined us once again this year... And even happier to see the party on the news afterwards! For those who missed it you can see the coverage by clicking here.
The News have been very supportive of our events and have given some great coverage to the party again this year.
Click here to see the on-line article, and even a short video on their website.
We have also featured in the newspaper TWICE following the party! Click the links below to view newspapers:
Click here to see our page of links to media coverage from past and present parties.