Raise a cuppa to celebrate NHS turning 70

Our local hospital charity, SASH Charity, is asking people to host a tea party for friends, families and colleagues on Thursday 5 July (2018), to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday and to raise funds.

The NHS Big7Tea is a national initiative inviting people to come together and toast 70 years of the NHS, while raising awareness for NHS charities across the UK.

The humble cup of tea has a long association with the NHS:  originally served to patients in traditional fine cups with saucers and side spoon, tea was considered an important aspect of their satisfaction and recovery.

Emily Brown, fundraising manager for SASH Charity said:

“To celebrate the 70th anniversary we would love to have as many people as possible involved in raising funds for SASH Charity, as a thank you to the NHS.

We are inviting you to have tea with friends, neighbours or work colleagues and support our work.

Any size party can make a big difference to your local hospital and this is a great opportunity to give something back.

We also hope the Big 7Tea will help spread the word about the work of SASH Charity and how you can get involved in our latest projects. SASH Charity is currently fundraising £60K to create a dementia friendly garden at East Surrey Hospital.”

SASH Charity raises money to enhance the patient care provided at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – which runs East Surrey Hospital, as well as some services in Crawley, Horsham, Caterham and Oxted.

Details of how to get a free party pack are on a SASH Charity webpage.