NHS Big Tea

Support the NHS Big Tea and help raise funds for the Trust's SHINE Charity (UK registered charity: 1165788).  There's a number of ways you can get involved and support our fantastic charity:

  • Enter our cake competition – we’d love to see your creations.  To enter, simply bake and decorate a cake with the Theme of the NHS Birthday and send a photo to competitions@cntw.nhs.uk  Its £5 to enter.  Donate £5 via text or Just Giving.  Text BIGTEA (no spaces) followed by £5 to 70560. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  *Cake competition poster* NOW CLOSED.
  • Fancy a treat? Why not try out our new Coffee machines in Trust Cafe’s for a minimum donation of just £1 (available 5-6 July while stocks last).
  • Calling all nurseries and primary schools! We’re inviting your class to have some fun and dress up as an NHS worker in lieu of a small donation for our SHINE Charity. There will be a prize for the best group photo, as judged by members of our Executive Team. See poster for more details.  **Deadline extended until Friday 22nd July **          Send photos along with your school name and class to: communications@cntw.nhs.uk
  • Guess how many Tea Bags are in the Tea Pot!  (between 1 – 1000) To Enter: Text BIGTEA (no spaces) followed by £2 to 70560 for a chance to win this amazing Tea Pot Planter with tea bags plus a hamper donated by Coastal Hampers. To enter email your guess to competitions@cntw.nhs.uk  *Guess how many tea bags poster* NOW CLOSED
  • Host a Tea Party! Its as easy as one, two, tea.  We’ve got all you need to make it a fantastic celebration – Bunting, signs, food cards, coasters, teapot centrepiece  – see links below.  Plus, here’s NHS Big Tea Welcome Guide gives you lots of useful hints and tips to make your Tea Party a great success.  Funds made on the day can be donated to SHINE via Just Giving or via Text to BIGTEA (no spaces) followed by your donation amount to 70560.
  • Join our Mind, Health and Wellbeing Staff Network and Disabled Staff Network drop in on Wednesday 6 July 2022 12 till 1pm, Lounge, St. Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle where they will be selling small gifts in aid of the SHINE Charity. * Mind, Health and Wellbeing Network and Disabled Staff Network Poster *
  • CNTW Volunteers are holding a stall selling gift items in aid of the SHINE Charity.  Why not pop along and pick up bath bombs, candles, hand balm and slate hearts for £1 each. Dates are 5th July 2022 St. Nicholas Hospital 11.30 – 12.30pm and 5th and 6th July 2022 St. George’s Park Cafe 11.30 – 2.00pm.  *CNTW Volunteer SHINE Stall Poster *
  • And don’t forget, you can also join in the celebrations on social media using #NHSBigTea – we’d love to see your pics!

NHS Big Tea Invite Poster

NHS Big Tea Place Name Cards

NHS Big Tea Bunting

NHS Big Tea Signs

NHS Big Tea Food Cards

NHS Big Tea Coasters

NHS Big Tea Teapot Centrepiece


Thank you the following supporters of our NHS Big Tea Charity fundraising activities:

  • Morrisons
  • Big Bear Promo
  • Tunnocks
  • Ringtons
  • Coastal Hampers
  • Starbucks – Northumberland and Neville Street, Newcastle

Please note: Texts will cost donation amount plus one standard network message.  Prizes may vary from those shown.