Mad Hatters Tea Party – Falling down a rabbit hole at Fairground Follies

On the morning of Saturday August 27, an adventurous group of curious friends of the Northcare Foundation entered an unassuming shed in an industrial estate at St Peters. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Mr Craig Robson, owner and operator of Fairground Follies, they were granted passage to explore his extraordinary museum collection of antique musical instruments.

In keeping with the Alice in Wonderland theme, all enjoyed a Mad Hatter’s morning tea Party. Decadent cupcakes topped with watches, Cheshire cat cheese plates, caterpillar fruit trays and other delicious nibbles were washed down with litres of flavoured ice tea served in LED flashing cups, cooled mysteriously with smouldering dry ice- containing swivel sticks.

The magic of the Northcare Foundation and its remarkable support for helping subsidise the training of Critical Care nurses was celebrated. A quirky museum tour led by Mr Robson and Chair of Northcare, retired Professor Malcolm Fisher was followed by a ride on an exquisitely preserved old time Parisian Carousel. Finally here were tasty toffee apples to munch on as everyone parted company.

The Northcare Foundation has gratefully accepted all proceeds from the morning tea and associated fundraising raffle.

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