Trust backs ‘nation’s biggest tea break’ for NHS’ birthday

Date: 24 May 2021

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The Medway Hospital Charity is urging people in Medway and Swale 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, The Medway Hospital 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 The Medway Hospital Charity.

People can host their own event or they can show their support by taking five minutes to enjoy a tea break, texting £5 to support NHS charities and tagging five friends on social media and calling on them to do the same.

Cheryl Jones, Fundraising Officer for The Medway Hospital Charity, said:

“We are extremely proud to be involved in this year’s NHS Big Tea campaign to support our NHS heroes at Medway Hospital. We would love as many people as possible to host or attend a Big Tea event in the community – we’re counting on your cuppa!”

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.”

Thousands are expected to host events and there is a free information pack available to help those taking part.


To get your pack, please contact the charity and fundraising team on 01634 825398 or email medwayft.charity@nhs.net

  • Summary:

    The Medway Hospital Charity is urging people in Medway and Swale 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.