NHS Big Tea – 5 July

Posted on May 24, 2021 by AireAdmin

Join a national outpouring of love to raise money for your local NHS heroes 

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity is urging people in the Airedale area 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, Airedale Hospital and Community 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 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 Airedale Hospital and Community Charity.

People can set up a JustGiving page and host their own tea party and sell tea, coffee and cake. Alternatively, they can show their support by taking 5 minutes to enjoy a tea break, texting BIGTEA to 70480 to donate £5 and support Airedale Hospital and Community Charity.

Jodie Hearnshaw, Manager of Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said:

“We all have a lot to be grateful to NHS staff and volunteers for following this difficult year. They have been at the forefront of the response to one of the biggest challenges our country has ever faced. We’ve really appreciated the Airedale community coming together and supporting our hospital over the past year. The NHS Big Tea will be an outpouring of joy, love and appreciation, celebrating our NHS staff, the vaccine and all that it is allowing us to do again. It will also be a moment of reflection for the loss of loved ones. We encourage the Airedale community to join the nation’s biggest tea break to raise money for the incredible people in our local NHS.”

Thanks to the support and generosity of the public over the last year, Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, alongside NHS Charities Together, has been able to be there for Airedale staff, to ensure they can continue with their vital life-saving work.

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity has used the funds they have received to purchase iPads for virtual visiting on all wards, additional water coolers in clinical areas, picnic benches, amongst many other things, and welcomes the public to take part in the NHS Big Tea and enable the charity to continue supporting NHS staff, volunteers and patients. A donation of £25 can buy a DAB radio for one of our waiting rooms; £50 can buy 3 sensory packs for patients with additional needs who are having day surgery; £100 buys a patient activity box filled with games, puzzles and jigsaws for wards and departments; £300 buys an environmentally friendly picnic bench for employees and patients to enjoy our gardens; £800 can buy a new comfy lounge chair for our patients receiving chemotherapy.

Thousands are expected to host events around the country. To get involved and support Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, visit http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk/charity/ or contact the charity team on anhsft.charity@nhs.net or 01535 294870.