Newcastle Hospitals Charity is urging the North East public to join the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July and help raise money for the incredible people in our NHS who’ve done so much to help everyone get through the pandemic.
Following a year like no other, Newcastle Hospitals Charity wants as many people as possible to get involved in a national outpouring of love and thanks for NHS staff and volunteers on its birthday by hosting or taking part in an NHS Big Tea at 3pm on 5 July.
Each event can be in person or virtual, with the community, friends, family or at work, and is a chance to reflect and say thank you for everything that NHS staff and volunteers have done and continue to do, by taking part in the nation’s biggest tea break to raise money for Newcastle Hospitals Charity.
People can host their own event or they can show their support by taking 5 minutes to enjoy a tea break, donating £5 to Newcastle Hospitals Charity and nominating five friends on social media to do the same.
Ellie Orton, CEO of NHS Charities Together, which is behind the NHS Big Tea, said:
“Many of us have a lot to be grateful to NHS staff and volunteers for following the year we have had. They have been at the forefront of the response to one of the biggest challenges our country has ever faced. NHS Big Tea is chance to show our support for them by joining a national outpouring of thanks this July.
“For many, this will be an outpouring of joy, celebrating the vaccine and all that it is allowing us to do again. For others, it will be an outpouring of thanks, for everything that our NHS champions have done for us. For some, sadly, it will be a moment of reflection for the loss of loved ones. Whatever the emotion, please join the nation’s biggest tea break to raise money for the incredible people in our NHS.”
Newcastle Hospitals Charity has used funds to support a range of projects surrounding staff wellbeing including psychological support for Critical care and emergency department colleagues, research into fatigue at work and providing rest facilities. The Charity are urging the public to take part in the NHS Big Tea and enable the charity to continue supporting NHS staff, volunteers and patients.