Enjoy a cuppa with friends, family, colleagues for neighbours.

Hold a Big Tea and support St Michael’s Hospice in the garden, in the office, outside a village hall, or in your street. All you need is plenty of space with easy access.

For guests not in your bubble, offer a pre-order service. Ask them to get in touch to arrange a time when they can collect a slice of cake or offer a tea delivery service to houses in your street/close/village/estate.

Put the kettle on and get your party started

Sign up, pick a date, invite your friends and ask them to donate

Once signed up you will receive a link to our downloadable pack containing a number of resources to help make your event a success

  • Ask guests to bring a picnic blanket – it will help with social distancing
  • Ask your guests to ‘bring their own’ flask of tea
  • Deliver hot drinks to houses in your street/close/village/estate. Pre-ordering essential
  • Sell cuppas of Big Tea from your front garden
  • Host a socially distanced garden party
  • Celebrate a lockdown birthday with some socially distanced tea-themed cocktails
  • Invite guests to decorate a tea pot using your Big Tea pack sheet, for a £1 donation
  • Make up bunting from your Big Tea pack to hang in your garden or from your cake table
  • Encourage your guests to Gift Aid any online donations

Online donations
Your online donations come directly to us each week. So that we can check your donations and thank you for the correct amount, please confirm your total once you know it, by emailing gwarren@smhospicehereford.orgPlease include your name, address and a contact number in your email. 

Please post a cheque to Gaynor Warren, St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford, HR1 4HA and enclose the following information: name, address and a contact number

BACS payment 
If you would like to make a BACS payment, please ring Gaynor on 01432 852632 to arrange this. 

Who should we thank on your Thank You Certificate? (For example: Joan Smith, Hereford City WI, Whitegates Primary School, Sarah Williams and friends) 

  1. Your event must follow current social distancing guidelines. You may meet outdoors in a group of up to six people (who can be from different households) but you must keep at least 1 metre apart. 
  2. As the rules may continue to change, please check the Government website (including those in Scotland, Wales and NI if appropriate) for the latest guidance on social distancing, shortly before your event. 
  3. Please provide a hand washing station or have hand sanitizer available for all guests to use at the start, during and at the end of the event. Cleaning hands is particularly important when exchanging or sharing items such as serving utensils, money or food. 
  4. Avoid taking cash donations where possible. Set up an online giving page, such as JustGiving or Virgin MoneyGiving and ask your guests to donate before, during or after your event. If you have to accept cash donations, you and your guests must wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after exchanging cash. 
  5. Face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease.
  6. For up to date guidance and support, please visit the UK Government’s coronavirus website.