Tea parties hope to raise pots of money for NHS charities

3rd June 2019

If you love tea, cakes and fundraising – then the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has the perfect challenge to help you celebrate the 71st anniversary of the NHS.

The charity is teaming up with colleagues from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to host an NHS Big Tea Party on Friday 5 July, 1 – 3pm, in the hospital’s Rooftop Restaurant. The event aims to toast the NHS and our colleagues, and to inspire similar tea parties across the town to showcase the pride we all share in our National Health Service.

Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “We know the care the NHS provides has touched the lives of millions of people. Hosting an NHS Big Tea Party is a great opportunity to show your gratitude by getting together with colleagues, neighbours, school friends, local clubs or groups to say ‘thank you’ and to raise some money.

“We’d love to see as many people as possible attend our own NHS Big Tea Party in July. We also hope people across Rotherham, whether at school, work or at home, will feel inspired to bake some goodies and put the kettle on to host their own celebrations.”

All the money raised at NHS Tea Party events will be split equally between the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity and NHS Charities Together. These charities raise vital funds above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide, touching lives and making a huge difference to millions of people when they are at their most vulnerable.

In recent years NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment in hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most.

Fundraisers are encouraged to Tweet photographs of their events using #NHSBigTea #NHSCharities and to email any photos to trft.charity@nhs.net.

For more information about how to host an NHS Big Tea Party, or to download an event toolkit, visit www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/nhsteaparty/. Alternatively, please contact Suzanne Rutter at the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity on 01709 426821 or trft.charity@nhs.net.