Having followed the trail of footprints carefully laid, though the looking glass and down the rabbit hole, Richmond Village Resident’s were soon in the presence of the Mad Hatter, who had extended an invitation to join him and other characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland at his tea-party at Richmond Village Nantwich.
Residents were transported into a land of make-believe. Tables had been set and decorated for a tea party; bunting and balloons completed the scene. Vases of colourful flowers ran the length of the table, courtesy of Sainsbury’s.
Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit looked after the guests whilst the white rabbit dashed hither and thither muttering “I’m late, I’m late”.
There was a quiz with backwards answers followed by
delicious refreshments. Glasses of green and red juice were served and later cups of tea, decorated biscuits and cup cakes with toppings of many kinds were enjoyed.
The British Heart Foundation were on hand to give advice on matters on healthy eating and to offer blood pressure checks.
During the tea-party Lesley and David Rowlands of Crewe and Nantwich Cancer Research Committee were also presented with a cheque for £100 from money raised at the Richmond Village Pantomime in January.
Lynne Griffin, Village Manager said “The whole afternoon was really successful with everybody who came thoroughly enjoying themselves. I would like to thank the British Heart Foundation for coming along and offering advice on maintaining a healthy heart which we all found very useful.”