Join a national outpouring of love to raise money for your local NHS heroes


The South Western Ambulance Charity, is urging people in the South West to join the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July and help raise money for the incredible people in our NHS who’ve done so much to help everyone get through the pandemic.


We want as many people as possible to get involved in a national outpouring of love and thanks for NHS staff and volunteers on its birthday by hosting or taking part in an NHS Big Tea at 3pm on 5 July.


Your Big Tea event can be in person or virtual, with the community, friends, family or at work. It is a chance to reflect and say thank you for everything that NHS staff and volunteers have done and continue to do. Take part in the nation’s biggest tea break and fundraise for the South Western Ambulance Charity too. 


Zoe Larter, Head of Charity for the South Western Ambulance Charity said:


“The NHS Big Tea is the perfect opportunity for all of us to pause and reflect on what has been another incredibly challenging year.  Please join us in raising a cuppa on the day to show our sincere appreciation to all of the NHS heroes that have worked tirelessly to keep us safe during these difficult times.”


Ellie Orton, CEO of NHS Charities Together, which is behind the NHS Big Tea, said:


“Many of us have a lot to be grateful to NHS staff and volunteers for following the year we have had. They have been at the forefront of the response to one of the biggest challenges our country has ever faced. NHS Big Tea is chance to show our support for them by joining a national outpouring of thanks this July. For many, this will be an outpouring of joy, celebrating the vaccine and all that it is allowing us to do again. For others, it will be an outpouring of thanks, for everything that our NHS champions have done for us. For some, sadly, it will be a moment of reflection for the loss of loved ones. Whatever the emotion, please join the nation’s biggest tea break to raise money for the incredible people in our NHS.”

Download your fundraising pack below!


Invite poster

Thank you poster

Sponsorship and

Gift Aid forms

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How to send your donations to the South Western Ambulance Charity

Thank you for your support of the South Western Ambulance Charity – with your help we are going the extra mile for our exceptional staff, our volunteer heroes and the communities we serve.

Donations raised through your NHS Big Tea parties can be sent to the charity in the following ways:

The easiest way to send your donations is Online via Give As You Live Donate: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate or JustGiving Donate: South Western Ambulance Charity - JustGiving


Postal donations can be made by sending a cheque to South Western Ambulance Charity, C/O SWASFT, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY.  Please make cheques out to "SW Ambul SVC Trust Fund"

Bank transfers can be made to "SW Ambul SVC Trust Fund", Sort code: 60-70-80, Account number: 10003452

Please include "NHSBigTea" as a reference when sending in your donations.

We would love to hear about your fabulous Big Tea parties and see photos of them in action, so please email us at to tell us all about them. 

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