People across the UK are being invited to celebrate 75 years of the NHS this summer – and raise funds for NHS charities by hosting their own NHS Big Tea party.
Whether you get together at home, in the office, at your community centre or even in your school, you can celebrate on the 75th birthday of the NHS – Wednesday 5th July – or any day that week.
Thousands of NHS Big Tea parties are expected to take place across the country, with gallons of tea expected to flow, miles of bunting to fly and cakes galore (eaten in moderation, of course!).
There are so many ways to raise money whilst getting together with friends; collect donations in return for tea, cake and good company, run a baking competition, play a game of guess the number of tea bags in the jar, or you could even get creative and host a quiz. The possibili-teas are endless!
Hosting an NHS Big Tea is a great way to bring communities together around a shared love of the NHS whilst raising money to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients.
A key focus area for NHS charities is supporting NHS staff and volunteers – the beating heart of our health service who often put their patients need before their own. We all know the last few years have been particularly challenging, with NHS staff and volunteers responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
With your support, NHS charities can help provide additional support to staff and volunteers, such as dedicated gardens and wellbeing spaces at Whiston Hospital to take a break during busy shifts or helping staff to better support one another through access to peer-to-peer training.
Every penny raised for Whiston and St Helens Hospitals’ Charity will help contribute to key projects supporting local health services in the area including equipment for patients of all ages from new born babies and their parents to the elderly and frail and their carers.
Dee Littler, from the Fundraising team at Whiston and St Helens Hospitals’ Charity, said: “The 75th anniversary of the NHS is a massive milestone, we want to make this the biggest NHS Big Tea we have ever had”.
“The charity has helped hundreds of patients and their families in the past year in a wide range of areas from developing better facilities for patients with dementia to providing beds for carers and parents to stay closer to their loved ones, we look to help as many people as possible across our sites and all donations, no matter how small, make a big difference.’’
So, grab your teapot, pop the kettle on and let’s get brewing.
If you would like to raise money for Whiston and St Helens Hospitals’ Charity, please contact our fundraising team on:
Tel: 0151 290 4400
You can also sign up to support us here: NHS Big Tea 2023