Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) are inviting local businesses to host their own tea party, in support of the NHS Big Tea fundraising drive. These will act as both be a celebration of the NHS' 74th birthday and will also raise money to provide extra support for staff, patients, and volunteers.
The "Big Tea" event is being led by NHS Charities Together on 5th July and it is hoped that it will raise vital funds for healthcare organizations across the country, including for DBTH's own Charity. However, it also gives local businesses and communities the chance to express their thanks to the staff and volunteers who have worked through this incredibly challenging period in NHS history.
Suzy Brain England OBE, Chair of the Board at DBTH, said: “The NHS Big Tea is an event which allows us to celebrate the birthday of the NHS, whilst also raising some vital funds for your local hospital charity. We would therefore love to see as many local companies as possible supporting the event this year by hosting their very own tea party at their workplace.
“Last year’s NHS Big Tea raised £3,000 which was directly invested into health and wellbeing initiatives at the Trust. This year, with the support of the local community, companies, and cafes, we hope to raise even more and would welcome your support.”
Businesses can get involved by throwing a tea party in their workplace on the 5th July, or another day of their choice that month, and they could even host a rainbow-themed dress down day to help raise funds. All participants will receive a welcome pack which includes balloons, cake flags, donation forms and an event poster, while DBTH can also provide collection buckets and charity t-shirts if required.
All funds raised will contribute towards key projects at the Trust that are supporting colleagues’ mental health, as well as providing additional equipment, services, and amenities for patients, visitors, and staff which cannot be funded by the NHS alone.
To sign up to host your own NHS Big Tea event and receive a fundraising support pack, please visit www.dbthcharity.co.uk/nhs-big-tea/.