The humble cup of tea has a long and proud association with the NHS. Originally served to patients in traditional fine cups with saucers and side spoon, tea was, and still to this day, is thought to go hand in hand with recovery and wellbeing for many patients. At the RUH, tea is shared by thousands of patients, staff and visitors every day – while waiting for an appointment, receiving news, when visiting a loved one, settling into a ward, after a long night shift or as a quick break in a busy day. Tea brings us all together and is a symbol of comfort and care.

What better way to support and celebrate your local hospital, the RUH and its staff, than by raising a cuppa with friends, family or colleagues? On or around Friday 5th July (or any day that suits you), we would love as many people as possible to get together for an extra special cup, that can help change lives. You might want to host a par-tea for your friends and family, brew up a Mad Hatters street party, crack open the staff room tea bags, or commandeer the local village hall for afternoon tea. We’ve got posters, bunting, cake cards, invitations, collection tins and even selfie props to help make your party tea-riffic. Just click on the link below to request your free Big Tea pack and get ready to put the kettle on!

Register for a pack now

Plus, don’t forget to tell us when you are holding your Big Tea event and please send us photos from the day or share on social media on the day.

If you’re unable to receive a pack via email please call Maddy Jones on 01225 825823