Tea Party raises funds for charity

Kim du Bois as Alice and Alison Skillen as the Hatter at the Tea Party they organised last month.
Kim du Bois as Alice and Alison Skillen as the Hatter at the Tea Party they organised last month.

Alison Skillen hosted the event at her house on October 26 with friend Kim du Bois from Mullaloo to raise funds for the Women’s Walk for Cancer.

‘My friend and I have both lost our mums to cancer and so we decided to enter the Walk for Women’s Cancer, which is a 60km walk to be held in March next year,’ Mrs Skillen said.

‘We have each pledged to raise funds for this event, thus the Tea Party. We didn’t want to just go around asking for money from people but decided to offer a fun entertaining afternoon, with prizes and raffles and an auction.’

Illusionist Dewald ‘Ghupi’ Venter entertained about 50 partygoers with his magic tricks.

The event raised $3386 and Mrs Skillen said they also planned to hold a fundraising quiz on February 15 at Arena Joondalup.