Raise a cuppa for the NHS Big Tea


UHNM Royal Stoke University Hospital Tea Party
UHNM Charity Stand, Main Atrium
Friday 5 July, 11am-12pm


UHNM Charity are asking everyone to raise a cuppa for the NHS Big Tea on 5 July.

The NHS Big Tea is a chance for people to celebrate the birthday of the NHS, recognise the hard work and commitment of staff past and present and raise money for UHNM Charity by hosting tea parties up and down the county.


And UHNM Charity will be marking the occasion by hosting its own NHS Big Tea Party at 11am-12pm on Friday 5 July on the UHNM Charity Stand in the main atrium of the Royal Stoke University Hospital.   

In recent years UHNM Charity has funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals that could not and should not be funded by the NHS, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most.

UHNM Charity plays a key role in brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities.

The NHS Big Tea will raise awareness of the vital work of the Charity and let the public know how to support them.

The humble cup of tea has a long and proud association with the NHS. Originally served to patients in traditional fine cups with saucers and side spoons as a means of hydration, tea was considered such an important aspect of patient satisfaction that one hospital is rumoured to have even hired an official tea taster.

UHNM Charity Manager Steve Rushton said, “Whether it’s traditional builders or a fruity rooibos, we want everyone to dust off the old china, rally friends, family, and work colleagues and come together to raise a cuppa on Friday and mark this special occasion whilst raising funds to support UHNM.”

"We're looking forward to welcoming both staff and patients to our own Big Tea Party on Friday 5 July at 11am in the Royal Stoke's main atrium."

To find out how to host an NHS Big 7Tea party, download a free pack at www.nhsbigtea.co.uk or get in touch with UHNM Charity on 01782 676444 or email charity@uhnm.nhs.uk.