Brew your thank you with NHS Big Tea 

For the NHS Birthday on the 5th July, the nation will come together for an outpouring of love, thanks and generosity for the people who’ve gone above and beyond to care for us this year – our NHS champions!

By hosting a very special NHS Big Tea party, you can raise vital funds for our charity Above & Beyond, the NHS charity for Bristol city centre hospitals.

How to get involved?

Just by putting the kettle on, you can provide improved environments for our staff. Bake banana bread and ensure the latest technology is available to staff. Or pour a cuppa and help patients continue to receive the best possible care. 

There are two main ways you can show your support:

• Host a tea party or gathering over a cup of tea.

Get together with your friends and family, fundraise at your workplace, have a street party, a virtual event, or organise a tea party with your place of worship or sports club (following all Covid guidelines, of course). 

• Take 5, donate 5

Take a break out of your day to enjoy a cuppa and pour out thanks to our NHS heroes. 

Pour out your thanks to our NHS

We can’t know for sure what the future holds. But one thing’s for certain, your tea party will help the hardworking staff at our hospitals as and when they need it most. 

Put on the kettle and crack open the biscuits as it is time to get this par-TEA started!

Sign up to the NHS Big Tea

Don't forget to tell your friends and work about the NHS Big Tea and share on social media #NHSBigTea.

How we'll support your tea party?

Once signed up we will send you a fundraising pack to help make your event a tea party extravaganza. From posters, printable bunting, virtual zoom backgrounds, sponsorship forms, fundraising support and advice, we will be able to support you along the way.

We also have Above & Beyond Reusable Mugs available in our shop for a cuppa like no other. 


When is it?

On the 5 July at 3pm the nation will unite with a big, celebratory tea break.

How can I fundraise?

You can raise money at your tea party with a sponsorship form, donate via our websitepay in fundraising, set up a JustGiving or Virgin Money page, or text to donate.

There is no limit to how much you fundraise. Whatever you donate or fundraise will be hugely appreciated and we guarantee that all money raised will benefit patients and staff in Bristol. 

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Can I host an online event?

Hosting a virtual tea party can be just as fun using platforms like skype or zoom. Just get everyone together on your preferred platform and get the laughter, love, and energy flowing. You could brew a game of bingo, or draw each other’s pour-traits. Or, for a game that’s as easy as A, B, Tea, see how many teabags you can all throw into an empty mug in 30 seconds. Want to stir it up a bit? Get everyone to do it blindfolded.

Please contact us at [email protected] or 0117 3700 842 with any other queries. 

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