Hats off for high tea

Bright, colourful, and creative hats filled the Simon’s Town Hall on Saturday for the annual Mad Hatters high tea fund-raiser for the Glencairn Neighbourhood Watch. The event was organised by Malinda Coetzee and Dane Cherry. Ms Coetzee also did the catering. They were assisted by a team of volunteers and members of the Glencairn community and the watch, pictured here. There were prizes for the best hat, the best-decorated table, and an auction with prizes sponsored by the community and local businesses. Guests were also treated to a fashion show by local designers and modern dancing.
Volunteer Carolyn Axmann from The Net, left, and event coordinator and caterer Malinda Coetzee.
Some of the prizes that were auctioned.
From left, Marina Reader from Sea Point, Maureen Fernandes from Rondebosch and Faith Cherry from Paarl. Ms Fernandes won one of the “best hat” prizes.
The thorns among the roses, Marius de Beer from Glencairn, left, and Eric David from Fish Hoek, enjoying a drink.
Guests at the annual Mad Hatters high tea fund-raiser enjoying themselves.
From left, Rebecca Fare, Jeanne Cowan, Rosalie Jack and Yolande West enjoying the tea party.
From left, Marie Prinsloo, ward coundillor Simon Liell-Cock and Alison Darby sporting their hats.
From left, Liesel Coetzer from simonstown.com, Cilla Maude and City of Cape Town speaker Felicity Purchase.
Auctioneer Johan Fourie auctions a painting held up by Dane Cherry.
Event coordinator and caterer Malinda Coetzee enjoying a cup of tea.
Shirley Eva of Fish Hoek, left, won a prize for the best hat. She is pictured here with Katarina Knowles from Wynberg.
Laura Quirk from Glencairn sporting her lighthouse hat.