Mad Hatters Heart Matters Events


We have many conversations with clients affected directly by Heart health, or through a close family member, either through heart attack, cardiac arrest or other arrhythmia issues in their lifetime. We meet many clients that feel lucky having survived a significant event with their heart or the heart of a family or friend that had a close call.

We are in the business of helping people to insure against this risk with Critical Illness insurance and life insurance for this reason. It’s serious stuff.

In May 2014 Tabitha Tworek from Insight Wealth Planning passed out at a business dinner unexpectedly. It wasn’t the glass of wine with dinner, it was in fact a cardiac event causing a slow heart beat, less than 40bpm.

‘I was so lucky that it was found when it was,  a 24 hr holter monitor went on to confirm that whilst I slept, my heart missed firing 43 times, and some pauses were much longer than others. I went on to have a pacemaker put in a few days later, and subsequently a new device in April 2017, that now beats more than 68,000 times per day.’ Tabitha said.

It’s inspired an annual fundraising event to benefit others from this reminder that hearts matter.

Over the last two fundraisers we have invited our community of businesses and friends to join us for a get together to raise money, so far more than $4300 raised towards heart charities.

This year, we are proud to host the upcoming Mad Hatters Hearts Matter Tea Party on Sunday 16th July 2017 10am-12pm.

The Duke of Wellington
Regent Street

This year we are delighted to have chosen The Joshua Caruso Foundation to partner with to direct all funds raised to their goal of supplying defibrillator’s to local community groups, sports groups and schools in an effort to prevent a cardiac event from becoming more serious when a sudden event occurs.

For Joshua Caruso’s family August 13, 2013 started as a normal Tuesday. Josh woke up, got ready and headed off to school. On his way to the bus, Josh collapsed. His heart had stopped. He died instantly.

Josh had an undiagnosed heart condition – hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is a genetic condition that causes the muscles in the heart to thicken. It often has no symptoms; there was no indication that Josh’s heart was abnormal or that he was at risk.

Josh was a healthy, happy 13-year-old. He was a keen footy player and represented his local club at touch football. His death was a shock to both his family and the local community.

HCM is a genetic condition that often goes undiagnosed. If one member of the family is affected, it is very likely that others will be too. Josh’s parents, Joe and Belinda, have since discovered that their eldest son Nicholas has HCM. Their youngest son, Bayley, is at risk of developing it.

The Joshua Caruso Foundation was established to remember Josh and to raise money and awareness to help combat HCM

Tickets are on sale now at

$70 per ticket including champagne on arrival.  Bring a friend or book a table, Gluten free available upon request, Tickets – for group bookings please purchase all individual tickets and email a table name with your attendees to

The Mad Hatters Hearts Matter Tea Party is proudly supported by Insight Wealth Planning, Property 101 Solutions, WSC Group Newcastle, Reno Riches, Viatek, Australian Property Finance New Lambton, Impero Conveyancing, and The Duke Hotel New Lambton.  Helping The Joshua Caruso Foundation to supply defribrillators to sporting clubs and schools in the Newcastle and Hunter region

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