GeeWizz celebrates first year and says thank you at magical Mad Hatter afternoon
Fundraisers and donors who have helped raise almost £150,000 for a Suffolk-based charity have been thanked at a family fun tea party.
The GeeWizz charitable foundation saluted its generous supporters at a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Sunday, which was also attended by the families they have helped.
Charity founder Gina Long MBE said she was delighted with the inaugural thank you event at Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall.
Gina said: “We felt it was crucial to organise an event that said a very big thank you to everyone who has supported GeeWizz since we started the charity 18 months ago.
“Without the generous support of 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.
“I would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and everyone who supported what was such a magical and very special afternoon, one where we celebrated our beyond generous supporters and GeeWizz families.”
The event, which was fully sponsored as well as receiving support from Archant Suffolk, Coastline Graphics and Milsom Hotels and Restaurants, included fun and games for all the family and an afternoon tea around the Mad Hatters theme.
GeeWizz was set up to support children and young people living with a life-threatening condition or disability and those who are affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly. It also funds research into cancer, in particular sarcoma.