What is the Big 7Tea?
The NHS is turning 70 this year and what better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea?
But this will be more than just a regular brew. On and around 5 July, people up and down the country will get together to raise a cuppa to our beloved NHS and raise funds for NHS charities.
You can host your own tea party and raise money for Imperial Health Charity, which supports Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and the Western Eye hospitals.
Host your own Big 7Tea tea party
How you plan your Big 7Tea is entirely up to you.
You can invite your friends round for a cuppa, brew up for your family, crack open the staff room tea bags, or commandeer the local village hall.
The NHS turns 70 on 5 July 2018 — but you can have your tea party whenever you like.
Whatever you want to do we are here to help. To get started, follow these simple steps:
- Download your Big 7Tea materials
We’ve created printable bunting, posters, cake cards and lots more to make sure you have everything you need to host the perfect party. Choose the items you would like for your tea party, download them and then print them off. You can use the posters to promote your tea party and the bunting to decorate your venue. Get the ball rolling by downloading your Big 7Tea materials here.
If you would like a physical Big 7Tea pack delivered to you, please call 020 3640 7766.
- Spread the word
Firstly, you’ll need to decide where you’re going to host your tea party. It could be a local church, a town or village hall, or even your back garden! Make sure you have permission to host your party, then pick a date and time. Once you’re ready to go, start telling your friends, family and colleagues about your Big 7Tea using the posters and other promotional materials we’ve provided.
- Enjoy the party
On the big day, you can celebrate 70 years of the NHS and raise money for NHS charities in any way you like. You might choose to collect donations from your guests, or charge an entry fee for a raffle or quiz. You can make your party a quick morning cuppa or a whole day event — it’s up to you!
Make your donation
Once the party is over, don’t forget to donate the money you raise to Imperial Health Charity. We will make sure all the proceeds from your Big 7Tea go back to supporting your local hospital, funding major redevelopments, clinical research and medical equipment.
To make your donation online, click here.
To make a donation by post, please make your cheque payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to:
The Big 7Tea
Imperial Health Charity
178–180 Edgware Road
London W2 2DS