NHS Big Tea 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: 1. Host a tea party and be in with a chance of winning a whole year’s supply of tea from Bristol Twenty Tea and Coffee Co* Hosting a tea party is such an easy way to say thanks to our NHS champions. You could get together with your friends and family for a cuppa, or fundraise at your workplace on a tea break, maybe have a street party or garden party, host a virtual event, or organise a tea party with your place of worship or sports club (following all Covid guidelines, of course). Once signed up we will send you a fundraising pack to help make your event a tea party extravaganza. From posters, print-your-own bunting, virtual zoom backgrounds, sponsorship forms, fundraising support and advice - you’ll have everything you need for the event. You'll also be entered into our fabulous prizedraw for a chance to win a whole year's supply of tea from our corporate partner, Bristol Twenty Tea and Coffee Co.*. Raise money at your tea party on the day with a sponsorship form, donate via our JustGiving page or Virgin Money Giving page (find ‘Above & Beyond’ in the ‘Search for a NHS Member Charity’ box). After your event you can pay in any funds raised on the day through the ‘pay in’ button below. Sign up to Big Tea and enter prizedraw Pay in your NHS Big Tea fundraising *Terms and conditions apply 2. Take 5, donate £5 Take a break out of your day to enjoy a cuppa and pour out your thanks to our NHS heroes. Get out your favourite mug and some biscuits to take a moment to celebrate, reflect and donate to support Bristol city centre hospitals. We also have Above & Beyond Reusable Mugs available in our shop to keep your drinks nice and warm. Take 5, Donate £5 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. People from Bristol and beyond will be raising a cuppa to our tea-riffic NHS. You’ll be joined by some good company - watch the video below to find out who’s putting the kettle on for the NHS Big Tea. And make sure you watch right to the end! Put on the kettle and crack open the biscuits as it is time to get this par-TEA started! Don't forget to tell your friends, family and work colleagues about the NHS Big Tea and share on social media #NHSBigTea. FAQs When is it? On the 5 July at 3pm the nation will unite with a big, celebratory tea break. If this date and time doesn’t suit you though you can host on another day. Do you have any ideas for things I could do at my NHS Big Tea party? We have a whole host of event ideas in our blog here. How much do I need to fundraise at my tea party? 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. 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. Or for companies, contact us at [email protected].