The NHS receives support from more than 250 NHS charities which help to improve the care we provide to patients and their families. They also support staff.
The NHS’s 70th birthday is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of the important work of NHS charities and to let the public know how they can support them, for instance by making a donation or offering to volunteer.
Working together a number of NHS charities have developed plans to mark the occasion.
A simple way for people to show their support for the NHS and NHS charities is to host an NHS Big7Tea party to celebrate and share your stories of what the NHS means to you. It’s really easy, just get everyone round for a cuppa and maybe a slice of birthday cake and have some fun swapping your stories.
The charities are also hoping to create an NHS Big7Tea website. This will be a national platform where people can find out more about the work of NHS charities, to choose the NHS charity that means the most to them and say thank you publicly. And, if people wish, they will be able to give to their nominated charity.
How to get involved
Do you work for an NHS charity?
We are keen to involve as many NHS charities as possible. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.
Are you an NHS, health or care body?
We will be producing a toolkit and brand pack for NHS, health and care bodies, as well as NHS charities, to help design and plan their NHS Big7Tea party. The packs will be available in March to give you time to make your tea party a very special, celebratory moment.
Are you a company?
The NHS charities have a number of exciting sponsoring opportunities to offer to companies. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Are you a member of the public?
We will publish further information about the NHS Big 7Tea over the coming months. Please visit www.nhs70.nhs.uk for more information.
For more information, please contact: