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Welcome to the Mad Hatters party!

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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.

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.

Please have a look around the site for all of the background information, you will need to log in to look at the photos in the gallery of the last few years events.

For further information, feel free to contact us.

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Roy Cook

11709648826 a64b5c6ce7 mSeptember 2014 - It is with great sadness we record the sad passing of Roy Cook who was one of our biggest helpers.

Roy attended every year and dressed up as a Tinman, a Scarecrow and unforgetably as Donald Duck he never stopped dancing. His smile and enthusiasm will be sadly missed and unreplaceable, and our thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends.

Our parties will not be the same without him.

2014 party photos are here!

IMG_2899_iron-manWe had hundreds of great photos taken at our last party. We managed to print lots and lots during the day 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...

Official 2014 Party Video

Click here to see the 2014 video!

Click the TV above to see the 2014 video.

Thanks Carl Dearing of One2Watch Media Services for producing videos for the Mad Hatters Parties.

Madhatters on ITV/Meridian

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Meridian/ITV news joined us once more in 2014 and Fred Dinenage met Steve Hewlett and Arthur Lager. Click here to see the video!

Fundraiser at the Jolly Sailor

This year for the first time we organised a fundraising event!

Now... the news about the results!!!

MHP-Fundraiser-2014-013We would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who attended at the Jolly Sailor on Friday 7th March and donated to the Mad Hatters Charity Night. What an amazing night it turned out to be. With fabulous entertainment, a great atmosphere and hard working volunteers. We would have loved to have raised at least £750 at the event but we can confirm we made a staggering £1675!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who donated - you're all stars!!

Photos from the event... click here!

The News Coverage

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We made the front page again!!he News have been kind enough to give some great coverage to the party again this year. Click here to see a scanned copy of the actual newspaper.

ImageClick here to see our page of links to other past Evening News articles.

About Us

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 since 2001 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 2015, admission is by invitation only as numbers are limited. We are looking for a sponsor for the 2015 party!

Untitled-1The 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.

Party videos Click here to see the 2014 video! Click here to see the 2013 video! Click here to see the 2012 video! Madhatters party 2011

We are extremely grateful to Carl Dearing of one2watchmedia.com for producing these incredible videos of the last 3 parties. Thanks Carl!

Madhatters party 2010 Madhatters party 2009

Need A Break?

Hannah's Holiday Home...

Pam Westbrook would like to invite parents, families or carers affected by cancer to use their holiday home in the New Forest near Ringwood, Hampshire.

Hannah’s Holiday Home has been set up in memory of Hannah Westbrook - a very well loved and brave girl.

To find out more, please visit the wesbite below...

Website: hannahsappeal.org

Our Work and Website

DreamflightWe work hard to ensure that the funds we raise are used to the benefit of those children the party was always meant to help... and we were able to cover the cost of a trip to Disneyworld Florida on Dreamflight for Curtis.

hatter2When 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.

There are LOTS of people who have given very freely of their time and energy at the parties, and we would like to thank a few in the Hatter' Helpers  section. We would appreciate any comments you may have, and you are welcome to send any pictures you would like to add, you can always e-mail us through the contact us page.