The NHS’ birthday is coming up on Friday 5 July and following the success of  last year’s NHS BIG7Tea campaign, we are asking people to raise a cuppa to celebrate our wonderful health service.

The NHS Big Tea is an opportunity to come together and host your own tea party on or around 5 July. Let’s invite friends, family and colleagues to mark the occasion and support our charity’s work in the process.

Laura Pearce, Events and Community Officer said:

“Tea brings us all together. It breaks down social boundaries, and like the NHS it is a symbol of comfort and community.

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to organise a tea party on or around 5 July to mark the 71st birthday of the NHS, and raise vital funds for The Forever Friends Appeal.”

NHS Big Tea party resources, containing everything you need to get you started including posters and invitations, are available on our website, click here

Don’t forget, please let us know your tea party plans – email: forever.friends@nhs.net and don’t forget to send us photos from the day and share them on social media making sure you tag @Foreverfriendsa and use the hashtag #NHSBigTea.