On Monday 5 July, we joined NHS Charities Together and took a tea break like no other.
The NHS Big Tea was an opportunity for communities to come together for a national outpouring of love to thank NHS staff and each other for the huge role they have played over the last year. At 3pm on the NHS’s birthday, we stopped to share our heartfelt gratitude to every clinician, nurse, support worker, hospital porter and paramedic who put themselves on the line this year to keep us and our loved ones safe.
Virtual and face-to-face events took place, with people raising a mug in collective thanks at 3pm on the NHS’s birthday.
Over the last 14 months, thanks to the amazing support of the public for our health and care sector, NHS Charities Together has been able to make a huge difference. Working with and through our member NHS charities we have made an extra £125 million available for additional resources for the health and wellbeing of staff and patients.