join us in raising a cuppa to our NHS heroes!

Helen Barrow

“The past year has been the toughest and most challenging in my 36-year career...

...but it means so much to know the local community is behind us.”

Helen Barrow, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Lead Nurse at The Royal Oldham Hospital

NHS Big Tea LogoOn Monday 5 July 2021, we're celebrating the NHS's 73rd birthday with a tea party like no other - and you're invited to join us.

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on our NHS staff and they need our support more than ever. So, brew your thanks for every nurse, carer, midwife, porter, cleaner and clinician  – who have given so much to care for us over the past extraordinary year.

We'll celebrate the best we can by distributing tea and treats to all NHS staff who work across our four hospitals and community services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford. We'll encourage staff to take a break, enjoy some well-deserved treats and reflect on the outpouring of love from our communities.

You can join in and:

NHSCT Big Tea_Logo blue no rainbow web small.pngHost your own NHS Big Tea. After a year apart, this is the ideal excuse to get together and raise a cuppa to our NHS workers. Can you hold a tea party in your garden, local park, community centre or office, or come together virtually?

NHSCT Big Tea_Logo blue no rainbow web small.pngRegister online and we'll support you with an action pack full of activities and fundraising tools.

NHSCT Big Tea_Logo blue no rainbow web small.pngSupport us at work. You can organise a tea party in your staff canteen or kitchen, challenge colleagues to bake some treats, or donate a percentage of sales from a certain product or service.

NHSCT Big Tea_Logo blue no rainbow web small.pngCelebrate at school. Can you throw a birthday party for the NHS? Whether you want to fundraise or simply have fun raising awareness, we can help you.

NHSCT Big Tea_Logo blue no rainbow web small.pngPour some love. Come togeter nationally with NHS Charities Together as we all raise a cuppa at 3pm. Share your photos, videos and messages on social media - using #NHSBigTea and @ncarecharity

NHSCT Big Tea_Logo blue no rainbow web small.pngMake a one-off donation, so we can continue supporting the wellbeing of our NHS heroes all year round.

However you plan to get involved, let us know by filling in our quick form or contact our fundraising officer Sian Howarth via or 07519 604704.

Join us for a national outpouring of love on Monday 5 July and support your local NHS.

“Throughout the pandemic we’ve continued to be there for our communities when they needed us. It’s been hard, but it means a lot to know local people are behind us.”

Jill Stott, Divisional Director of Nursing, Bury Community Services