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NHS Big Tea 2022


Can you already hear the faint clatter of teacups across the nation? Kettles boiling? Sprinkles hitting the icing upon cakes? The NHS Big Tea 2022 celebrated the 74th birthday of our NHS - and there's still time for you to take part!

Join The Brew Crew

Join the nation, as thousands of par-teas are held and millions of tea bags squeezed in homes, schools, workplaces, community centres, church halls and hospitals to show support for our NHS and the incredible people at its heart.

The NHS Big Tea officially took place on Tuesday 5th July 2022, but we invite you to celebrate anytime across the month. 

With our handy toolkit of fundraising ideas, downloadable resources and printable decorations it has never been easier to take part and raise funds to enhance NHS patient care in your community and support staff wellbeing. 

Sign up to host an NHS Big Tea part-tea today by setting up your JustGiving page!


NHS Big Tea Toolkit



Be the host with the most and use our super-duper NHS Big Tea Toolkit to bring your part-tea to life!

Open Toolkit in Dropbox


What's in the toolkit?

  • NHS Charities Together NHS Big Tea Welcome Guide
  • Our NHS Big Tea 'Drop Of Inspiration' guide with activity ideas for individuals, businesses and schools

Marketing resources

  • Social media graphics to share your activities
  • Social media copy examples
  • NHS Big Tea event poster templates (to promote your event/activity)
  • NHS Big Tea thank you poster template (to display your fundraising total)
  • NHS Big Tea email signature graphics

Fundraising resources

  • NHS Big Tea donation form (for collecting cash donations / pledges)
  • Jar Game Template
  • 'Decorate A Teapot' template
  • Treasure hunt template

Event resources

  • NHS Big Tea bunting
  • NHS Big event signs
  • NHS Big Tea teapot centerpiece
  • NHS Big Tea food cards
  • NHS Big Tea virtual backgrounds


Fundraising online? 

Set up your fundraising page by visiting our unique JustGiving campaign


Request charity resources

We have a range of resources we can lend or give to you to support your fundraising event, from charity T-shirts and banners to collection tins and buckets. Complete our Request Form to see what's available and submit a request. 


How to pay in donations

Once you have completed your activity, it's time to send in your donations! 

If you set up a JustGiving page to collect donations, all your donations will automatically come through to us - so no further action is required. If you also raised some pennies offline, the easiest thing to do is pay this cash into your bank and donate it through your JustGiving page. 

If you haven't set up a JustGiving page and have raised all your donations offline, you can either:

  • Cheque: Print and complete our Donation Form to post with a cheque to Sussex Community NHS Charity, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 3EW.
  • Bank transfer: Call our Charity Office on 01273 266040 to discuss how to deposit funds raised into our charity bank account. We will collect contact and donation details and provide payment instructions.

How do funds raised support the NHS?

By fundraising and donating, you will be helping us to continue providing grants to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to:

  • Improve the physical and mental health of patients, staff and volunteers
  • Support staff development to help them provide excellent care
  • Improve the equipment and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients.
  • Create patient and family friendly care environments
  • Advance our understanding through medical research

How have we recently used donations to support our staff and services?

During the last year the charity has funded over 50 projects to enhance patient care and staff wellbeing. A few examples include:

Project Wingman wellbeing bus

The charity funded the Project Wingman bus to spend a week at two SCFT sites - Horsham Hospital and Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital, providing a first-class rest space for staff. During their visit to the bus, staff were treated to complimentary drinks and snacks, a comfy place to rest, and a friendly chat with the Project Wingman volunteers. 


Living well programme laptops

SCFT deliver the Living Well Programme, a free self-management course developed for people living with any long-term health condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome etc.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these face-to-face group sessions were unable to take place. We funded 12 laptops to enable the wonderful Living Well Programme volunteer tutors to deliver the courses online, and they now continue to provide this great service virtually to patients safely at home.


Staff massage chair

A member of staff successfully applied for a grant to purchase a massage chair, to particularly benefit all teams in Dyke Building (BGH) including Primary Care Admin, Hear Failure, Neurology, Respiratory, Responsive Services, Hospital At Home, System Capacity and Flow, Community Neuro Rehab, Falls, Therapy Hub and Phlebotomy teams. Staff can book slots to go and use the massage chair on their break, encouraging restful breaks during work hours.


Mental health first-aid lanyards

A member of staff successfully applied for a grant to purchase lanyards, to be able to ensure that staff who are registered Mental Health First Aiders will be able to be easily and discreetly identifiable to colleagues allowing them to initiate engagement on an individual and confidential manner. This avoids needing to request awareness via other channels.

Tag us in your celebrations

Spill The Tea!

We'd love to see your photos of your celebrations, don't forget to tag us:

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