For the 75th anniversary of the NHS, NHS England, NHS Charities Together, St John Ambulance, The Royal Voluntary Service, and the Together Coalition are calling on the nation to put on an ‘NHS Big Tea’ this Thank You Day (Sunday 2 July) or any day during the week of the NHS’s birthday.
One of the first celebrations took place at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with a huge sing-along of this year’s Thank You Day anthem – Thank You For Being A Friend with musician The Gleeman, while volunteers served tea to staff on the ward.
Organisers are calling on the whole country to come together for Thank You Day to show gratitude to those who have made a difference in their lives over the last year. The Together Coalition are encouraging people across the country to host an ‘NHS Big Tea’ to acknowledge and thank healthcare staff.
Now entering its sixth year, the NHS Big Tea brings the nation together to celebrate the birthday of the NHS and raise funds to provide extra support for staff, patients, and volunteers. Led by NHS Charities Together, all funds raised from the NHS Big Tea contribute to projects supporting the NHS staff and its patients.
Information about how to organise NHS Big Tea events is accessible on the NHS Charities Together website.