Mad Hatter’s tea party pops up in Penwortham shop window

Posted on - 14th March, 2019 - 10:39am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Penwortham, Preston News
Volunteers and staff dressed up the tea party
Volunteers and staff dressed up the tea party

A Mad Hatter’s tea party has taken place in a shop window in Penwortham.


The live window display appeared at the Cats Protection shop in Liverpool Road on Sunday 10 March. 

Volunteers and employees played the parts of the Mad Hatter, Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit. 

The display was organised as a way to advertise the upcoming Pawsome Afternoon Tea – a national Cats Protection initiative that encourages people to get together and indulge in tasty treats to raise money to help unwanted cats and kittens.

Read more: Preston RSPCA reopens after major refurbishment

Shop manager Lesley Fishleigh said: “We wanted to do something different to promote the Preston Branch’s Pawsome Afternoon Tea. 

“Someone suggested a live window and we thought it was exactly the challenge we were looking for.

“Volunteers Jean Southworth and Andrea Howe played the Mad Hatter and Alice. The Bury shop manager Diane Real was the Queen of Hearts, and I played the White Rabbit.

“We displayed posters and handed out leaflets for the Pawsome Afternoon Tea, and even gave personal invitations to our regular customers.”

The Preston Branch Pawsome Afternoon Tea will take place on Saturday 6 April from 2pm to 4pm at St Leonard’s Church Hall in Penwortham.

For more information view the event on Facebook

Did you see the Mad Hatter window display? Will you be going to the Pawsome Afternoon Tea? Let us know in the comments below. 

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