COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS: Warwick Red Hatters Queen Mother Florence Slattery was presented with a bouquet of flowers by hostess Kenita Auger at the group’s Christmas Party at Cafe Jacqui’s yesterday.
COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS: Warwick Red Hatters Queen Mother Florence Slattery was presented with a bouquet of flowers by hostess Kenita Auger at the group’s Christmas Party at Cafe Jacqui’s yesterday. Jayden Brown

A Happy Hatters Christmas in Warwick

DONNING their most festive red hats and purple outfits, the Warwick Red Hatters enjoyed their annual Christmas lunch with plenty of smiles and laughter yesterday.

As the colourful group spread some Christmas cheer around Cafe Jacqui's they reflected on a big year full of highs and lows.

Red Hatter's Queen Mother, Florence Slattery, who founded the group in Australia, has had a rough year, but at 98 years old nothing stopped her from meeting with her beloved hatters.

With her usual flair of humour, Mrs Slattery spoke of not being able to get out and about to Red Hatters functions around the country.

"They're having this big do up north next year and they said they'll bring a plane with two nurses to pick me up - I don't even know if I'll be here then," she said.

The Christmas party was hosted by Kath Bellingham and Kenita Auger, who made it a very festive occasion.

"We just thought it was a lovely place to come," she said.

"We're doing Christmas trivia and we've got some nice prizes for the ladies."



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