Big 7Tea

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

NHS Big 7tea logo and picture of a tea cup with the words "let's raise a cuppa"

The NHS is turning 70 this year and what better way to celebrate than with a cup of tea?

But this will be more than just a regular brew. On and around 5 July 2018, people up and down the country will get together to raise a cuppa to our beloved NHS and raise funds for NHS charities.

You can host your own tea party and raise money for King’s College Hospital Charity, which supports King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Beckenham Beacon.

Rather just donate?

Donating online is a quick and easy way to support your local hospital. If you prefer to donate over the phone, give us a call on 020 3299 1393 or you can send a cheque directly to King’s College Hospital Charity, PO Box 74160, London SE5 5JU. Please make your cheque payable to “King’s College Hospital Charity”.

Host your own Big 7Tea party

How you plan your Big 7Tea is entirely up to you.

You can invite your friends round for a cuppa, make a brew for your family or colleagues or hold an event the local village hall. Whatever you want to do we are here to help you with your fundraising. To get started, follow these simple steps:

Download your Big 7Tea materials

We’ve created printable posters, bunting, cake cards and lots more to make sure you have everything you need to host the perfect party. Choose the items you would like for your tea party, download them and then print them off. You can use the posters to promote your tea party and the bunting to decorate your venue. Get the ball rolling by downloading your Big 7Tea pack.

If you would like a Big 7Tea pack containing all these materials posted to you, please call 020 3299 1393.

Spread the word

First, you’ll need to decide where you’re going to host your tea party. It could be your office, your ward in the hospital, a local church, town or village hall, or even your back garden. Make sure you have permission to host your party, then pick a date and time. Once you’ve got your venue and date, start telling your friends, family and colleagues about your Big 7Tea using the posters and other promotional materials.

Enjoy the party

On the big day, you can celebrate 70 years of the NHS and raise money for King’s College Hospital Charity in any way you like. You might choose to collect donations from your guests, charge an entry fee for a raffle or quiz or ask people to make a donation for a slice of cake or cup of tea. You can make your party a quick morning cuppa or a whole day event – it’s up to you!

If you would like some collection tins or buckets to use on the day, please email: or phone: 020 3299 1393.

For more tips on how to host your tea party, check out our guide to holding a cake sale.

Make your donation

Once the party is over, don’t forget to donate the money you raise to King’s College Hospital Charity. We will make sure all the proceeds from your Big 7Tea go towards supporting your local hospital by enhancing services and facilities, supporting research and development, and improving the working environment for staff.

Send in your money by donating online, over the phone by calling 020 3299 1393 or you can send a cheque made payable to “King’s College Hospital Charity” to:

King’s College Hospital Charity
PO Box 74160

Enjoy your Big 7tea party!