THE hats were glittered, feathered and covered in tea bags at the Mad Hatter Morning Tea on Thursday at the Port Curtis Day Respite Centre.
Members of the centre came together to raise money for the Cancer Council, with raffle tickets sold and lucky door prizes given away.
Lyn Pickard said she comes to the centre twice a week and it was one of the few opportunities she had to get out of the house.
"It's the pleasure of finding family here," Ms Pickard said.
"It's like a big family.
"If you've got a problem, you've only got to shout and they're here to help."
Port Curtis Day Respite Centre co-ordinator Marcia Law said since taking over the centre three months ago, she had hoped to build up the centre by holding more events like the morning tea.
"We have lots of different events, we have barbecues once a week and in September we are going to have an open day and fete," Ms Law said.