1. What is the NHS Big Tea?
The NHS Big Tea is a chance for people up and down the country to come together over a cup of tea, celebrate their NHS whilst raising some money for one of over 130 NHS Charities. NHS charities give over £1 million every day for the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster. Sign up to learn more about how you can support your favourite NHS Charity at www.nhsbigtea.org.uk.
2. What is NHS Charities Together?
3. What do NHS Charities do?
4. Are these charities just propping up the NHS?
5. Lots of charities support the NHS. Why are they not all involved in the Big Tea?
6. Are all NHS charities involved? Why can’t I find the one I want to support?
Finding an NHS charity:
7. How can I find an NHS charity to support?
8. I’d like to support my favourite hospital charity but I can’t find it on the list. What should I do?
Hosting a Big Tea
9. Can anyone host a Big Tea?
Yes they can. Anyone can host a Big Tea. It might be a few friends getting together, or you might want to plan something bigger in your community or workplace. It is totally up to you.
10. How do I host a Big Tea?
11. Does my Big Tea have to be on 5th July?
Not necessarily. Although Friday 5th July is the actual Birthday of the NHS, so ideally your party will take place on or around that day, but you can hold your Big Tea on the date that works best for you and your guests.
12. How can I get my hands on a Big Tea kit?
13. How do I raise money?
There are many ways. Perhaps the easiest thing is to ask your guests for a donation. You could also hold a raffle, a competition or something else – it’s entirely up to you but the more fun the better.
14. Do I have to collect the money myself?
15. What if I want to hold a Big Tea to say thank you but I don’t want to collect donations?
That’s fine, it is totally up to you whether you want to collect donations or not at your Big Tea. You can still celebrate the NHS and join in by sharing your stories on social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #nhscharities #nhsbigtea
Paying in Money or Making a Donation
16. How do I pay in my money?