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GeeWizz charity celebrates milestone with family tea party

PUBLISHED: 09:49 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 18 May 2017

Supporters and families come together for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party to mark 18 months since the launch of charity GeeWizz. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Supporters and families come together for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party to mark 18 months since the launch of charity GeeWizz. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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Supporters and beneficiaries of a Suffolk charity gathered for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to mark 18 months since its launch.

Scores of people attended the event at Kesgrave Hall. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Scores of people attended the event at Kesgrave Hall. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

During that time, GeeWizz has collected almost £150,000 in aid of local families and individuals who are affected by illness or disability.

Founder Gina Long MBE said the event held at Kesgrave Hall on Sunday was a chance to thank everyone who had helped the charity take off.

She added: “Without the generous support our fundraisers and donors, we simply would not be able to make a difference to the lives of so many families in Suffolk.

“The Mad Hatter Tea Party gave an ideal opportunity to greet both our supporters and the families GeeWizz have supported – as part of the charity promoting transparent fundraising in every way possible.”

The Fulcher family, who have been supported by GeeWizz. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY The Fulcher family, who have been supported by GeeWizz. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

The event, which was backed by the Bury Free Press, Coastline Graphics and Milsom Hotels and Restaurants, included fun and games for all the family and an afternoon tea around the Mad Hatter’s theme.

Families enjoyed a wonderland tea party. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Families enjoyed a wonderland tea party. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

George Woodward gets his face painted. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY George Woodward gets his face painted. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Children embrace the Mad Hatter theme. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Children embrace the Mad Hatter theme. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Penny White, Karine and Pascal Canevet, Gina and Andrew Long at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Penny White, Karine and Pascal Canevet, Gina and Andrew Long at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Children enjoy balloon creations at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party put on by charity GeeWizz. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Children enjoy balloon creations at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party put on by charity GeeWizz. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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