Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter visit schools for Alice in Wonderland charity party

Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter visit schools for Alice in Wonderland charity party

TALL TALES: Characters from Alice in Wonderland at the Blooming Great Tea Party at Whitworth School

CHARITY PARTY: Children and characters from Alice in Wonderland dance at the Blooming Great Tea Party at Whitworth School

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YOUNGSTERS enjoyed an Alice in Wonderland-themed party as the Queen of Hearts was joined by the Mad Hatter on a visit to Spennymoor’s schools.

The Blooming Great Tea Party visited schools to help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

A double decker bus carried the Lewis Carroll-themed characters, many balanced on stilts, to the schools on Thursday and Friday.

The event was organised by DurhamGate and Success North-East and the charity party spent 45 minutes at each school.

As part of the fun the children were asked to design a tea pot.

The design judged the best in each school will go through to a final on Sunday (June 22) with the winning entries turned into tea pots.

Wendy Minhinnett, of Success North-East, said: “It was amazing and the children absolutely loved it. Each of the schools went out of its way to make it special."

Helen Attley, concierge manager at DurhamGate, said: “The tea party tour was a fantastic event.

“The stilt walkers and tea pot workshop were extremely popular with the school children.”

A free family fun day for Marie Curie will take place at DurhamGate hub, on Sunday (June 22), between 1pm and 4pm.

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