DON’T BE LATE: Mad Hatters and billycarters Nellie Copeland, Emma Kennedy, Jules St Clair Honey, Tess Kennnedy and Sophia St Clair Honey, all from Bangalow Public School, get set for Sunday’s fun.
DON’T BE LATE: Mad Hatters and billycarters Nellie Copeland, Emma Kennedy, Jules St Clair Honey, Tess Kennnedy and Sophia St Clair Honey, all from Bangalow Public School, get set for Sunday’s fun. Christian Morrow

Carts are ready to roll as hatters go mad

CARTS are set to roll and the Hatters are getting madder by the day in the run-up to the annual family day double-header in Bangalow.

Bangalow Public School’s annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and the Bangalow Billycart Derby are on this Sunday.

There’s all the fun of a classic school fete in the school grounds, with carnival-style games, activities and delicious foods, alongside a festival of speed and daring out on Byron St which will be closed to traffic for the day.

MAD HATTING BILLY CARTERS: Nellie Copeland, Emma Kennedy, Jules St Clair Honey, Tess Kennnedy and Sophia St Clair Honey from Bangalow Public SchoolPhoto Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News
MAD HATTING BILLY CARTERS: Nellie Copeland, Emma Kennedy, Jules St Clair Honey, Tess Kennnedy and Sophia St Clair Honey from Bangalow Public SchoolPhoto Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News Christian Morrow

Tea party organiser and chief fairyfloss vendor on the day, Sallie Schofield, said the party was a terrific fundraiser for the school.

“We are really lucky too that the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce allows us to share the weekend with them,” she said.

The cornerstone of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party event is the famous raffle with its trove of prizes, which this year includes a luxury 10-day trip for two to China worth $7000.

Raffle tickets are available through Bangalow Public School families, at the school office or via ticket sellers at market days leading up to the tea party.

All funds raised contribute to funding high quality classroom resources to support curriculum-based learning and the creative arts, as well as contribute towards resources to promote the recreation and welfare of the students.

“We enjoy seeing the kids having fun on this great community day and are always humbled by the generosity of our parents and broader community,” said school principal Susie Boyle.

The 2015 fundraising went towards the purchase of laptop computers, iPads, guided readers, coding/ robotics equipment and materials for the multi-purpose deck in the school grounds.

The tea party runs from 9am to 3pm while the billycart racing action kicks off at 9am.



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