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7th Jul, 2022

NHS birthday tea event aims for outpouring of love

AN OUTPOURING of love and tea aims to give back to NHS staff in Coventry and Warwickshire during the nation’s biggest tea break.

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire charity (UHCW) is urging people in the region to join the ‘NHS Big Tea’ on July 5 – the NHS’ birthday – to help raise money for local hospitals.

Following a year like no other, the charity wants as many people as possible to show their thanks and appreciation to NHS workers by hosting or taking part in the NHS Big Tea event.

Each tea break can be in person or virtual and involve work colleagues, friends, family or community groups. It is a chance to reflect on and say thank you for everything NHS staff and volunteers have done, and continue to do, throughout the challenges of the past year.

Participants can host their own ‘Big Tea’, join in with an organised event or simply show their support by taking five minutes wherever they are to enjoy a cuppa with friends.

UHCW Charity director Jo O’Sullivan said: “Having seen, first hand, the courage, incredible commitment and hard work that our staff at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire have put in, over and over again during each shift over this hardest of years, I am looking forward to taking 5 minutes’ break with them with a welcome cuppa and a cake! Please join Matron May Parsons and our staff and support your local University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, the home of the world’s first vaccination, by having your own celebratory tea party and make things better for our staff, our patients and their families.”

Thanks to public support over the last year, UHCW Charity has helped staff continue their life-saving work by funding counselling and mental health support, food, drink and toiletry supplies, and spaces to enjoy a well-earned rest.

Visit www.uhcwcharity.org/event/nhs-big-tea-2021/ for details on taking part.

Donations can also be made by texting UHCWTEA 5 to 70490 to donate £5 (Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message) to support UHCW Charity.

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