Great Parkinson’s Tea Party brews success raising more than $19,000
The inaugural Great Parkinson’s Tea Party fundraising campaign ran throughout October and really captured the imaginations of generous party hosts and their guests.
The purpose-built Tea Party web page reveals that 38 hosts registered from across New South Wales – including areas as far afield as Dubbo, Lismore, the Southern Highlands, Albury, Newcastle, the Nepean and Blue Mountain regions and Port Macquarie.
Much fun was had in creating party themes, which included Mad Hatters, Alice in Wonderland, High Tea, Garden Tea, Picnic in the Park, and a Seafood Luncheon – as well as generous people who converted their own birthday parties into Tea Party fundraisers.
There were also some seriously yummy sweet and savoury treats on offer, showcasing the talents of home cooks.
“It was great to see the enthusiasm and community engagement that this campaign encouraged,” said Mirelle Brockett, Marketing & Digital Manager of Parkinson’s NSW.
“It really shows that if you have a strong, core idea and then share the right resources, people will pick it up the theme and run with it – adding their own creative twists along the way. So it was a successful campaign that was both fun and generated vital funds to support Parkinson’s NSW service delivery to our community.”
A big thank you to the amazing effort of the Tea Party hosts and generous support from family, friends and community.
The Great Parkinson’s Tea Party will once again be held in October 2024!