Raise a cuppa for the NHS Big 7Tea!
27 April 2018
The nationwide campaign is a chance for people to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and raise money for NHS charities by hosting tea parties up and down the country.
In recent years NHS charities have funded major capial projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals.
They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff, brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art, and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities.
The NHS Big 7Tea will raise awareness of the vital work of NHS charities and let the public know how to support them.
Television personality Dr Hilary Jones, who is backing the campaign, said: "My father was a GP so the NHS has always been a significant part of my life. The NHS also saved the life of my premature twins. It has made a huge a difference to the health of the nation, so initiatives like the NHS Big 7Tea are a wonderful way for people up and down the country to give back."
You can support Imperial Health Charity by hosting your own NHS Big 7Tea party - at work, at home, wherever you like. To get started, download a free tea party pack at www.imperialcharity.org.uk/big7tea
Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, added: "Tea is so synonymous with the NHS we couldn't think of a better way for the nation to toast our wonderful health service and its staff, while raising funds for NHS charities.
"Whether it's traditional builders or a fruity rooibos, we want everyone to dust off the old china, rally friends, family, and work colleagues and come together to raise a cuppa and mark this special occasion - 70 deserves celebrating."