Mad Hatter's Summer Party, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
We run an annual summer party for up to 1,000 sick and disabled children where we have a number of activities and workshops for the children to take part in, including: face painting, t-shirt design, bag design, a play area, football games, hand and eye co-ordination activities, music, dance.
May 2014 - July 2014
Charity information: Mad Hatters Tea Party Childrens Charity Limited
We endeavour to encourage the children to try new experiences and to build their confidence. Many autistic children are not used to going out to an area with other children. For some children there is no natural speech but they have a strong desire to communicate and for others they have sensory needs.
Providing days out for the children is vitally important as it gives the youngsters something to look forward to, enabling them to make new friends and have new experiences. The workshops that we run help to increase their confidence, their skills and to be more independent. They develop new friendships with other children from other schools. Our workshops assist with sensory needs and help develop fine motor skills and children also develop their social skills.
To help youngsters who are sick and disabled develop their learning skills whilst having a day out.
Activities» Hold an annual summer event for youngsters in special schools to attend with their teachers and carers including a series of games, activities, rides.
We keep in touch with all the schools that attend and receive thank you letters from the children who let us know what they enjoyed. We speak to the schools during the year.
During the year we are in regular contact with the schools. We get to know the children and their teachers let us know of their improvements. If we can help during the year by providing extra equipment then we do.
We carry out full risk assessments and it is essential the risks are limited. Every group of children has a number of carers who are trained to cope with the various disabilities and we also have a number of medically trained staff on site.
Through newsletters, personal letters and information on the website and social media. We will also hold "thank you" events to thank donors personally.
Budget - Project Cost: £8,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £500 Activities Face paints and balloons, workshop materials, crayons, paint. £3,000 Equipment Hire of marquees, circus entertainers, fairground rides, bouncy castles. £1,500 Venue Hire of venue £1,500 Travel expenses Travelling expenses for face painters, entertainers; many do not charge for their services but trave £1,500 Refreshments Refreshments, juice, water, fruit etc. for 1,000 children and 400 carers.
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Company 1 £1,000 Conditional Company 2 £1,000 Conditional
It is held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, where there is 15 acres of gardens to safely play in and learn. They have stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforests to arid desert, a playground, water features and aviaries. The Gardens are recognised as a centre of excellence and have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge in recognition of their high quality education service. The children can learn new skills in a natural environment.
1,000 children benefit from this activity from a variety of special needs schools. We write to all 90 schools on our register and offer places. 400 teachers and carers also attend.
We are locally based and work with schools in our region. We have the ability to keep in touch with the schools and they know us. Our aim is to continue building on our relationship to assist them with further funding for equipment and to bring more local business on board to donate their time to assist us with running more events such as these.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Stephen is Co-Founder of the charity and works tirelessly to build the profile through business contacts and liaison with other foundations.
Elizabeth Ellis is Co-Founder of the charity and works tirelessly writing to trusts, applying for grants and organising all the events.