Hatter’s Tea Party Autism West Midlands
26th July 2018
Autism West Midlands recently held a theme based tea party at Row Heath Pavilion, Bourneville, Birmingham. Attended by staff, families and residents from the charity’s care homes, the ‘Hatters’ tea party was a huge success with people enjoying home-made cakes, music ,refreshments and generally having a good time.
The Project Manager was Barry who lives in one of Autism West Midlands homes, supported by Debs Hughes Operations Manager.
Debs said “As an organisation we were keen to create more opportunities to bring people together and celebrate what we do, and to simply provide fun and enjoyable opportunities for people supported in our services. We had held a very successful Christmas party and disco and we wanted to build on this. I brought together a small team of people to work on the Tea Party Project and Barry soon put himself forward as the Project Manager. Barry organised us all, coming up with creative ideas and recipes for people to bake. His support worker Kirsty encouraged and supported Barry with making and designing the invites and flyers, pulling together Barry’s favourite cake recipes and making decorations for the venue”.
Barry said “My role as Project Manager involved me baking three cakes a mochacino cake, vanilla sponge slab cake and lemon drizzle cake. I also helped to sell cakes, make bunting and arrange the venue. My mom and support worker Kirsty helped me with this. I really enjoyed the event and feel really proud”.
Autism West Midlands would like to say a special thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success. We would also like to say thank you to Central Legion who provided costumes and Mahirs Experience along with their friends at Oasis Event Management Limited who arranged the tea cups and saucers for the event.
Photos from the day