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28th May, 2022

NHS birthday tea event aims for outpouring of love

AN OUTPOURING of love and tea aims to give back to NHS staff in Coventry and Warwickshire while celebrating the birthday of the health service.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) Charity is taking part in the nation’s biggest tea break – the ‘NHS Big Tea’ – on July 5 to help raise money for Rugby St Cross Hospital, University Hospital Coventry, and the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT).

The charity is urging everyone to get involved in a gesture of thanks to all NHS staff and volunteers by hosting their own Big Tea to commemorate the 73rd birthday of the NHS.

UHCW Charity will be hosting its own VIP Tea Parties at both hospitals to thank supporters, staff and volunteers for all they have done during these unprecedented times.

Special guests will be treated to tea and cake, with Professor Andrew Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of UHCW NHS Trust, making a speech reflecting on the past year.

Among the special guests attending will be Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials, alongside Matron May Parsons who administered it.

UHCW Charity Director Jo O’Sullivan said: “The NHS Big Tea is a chance to get together and raise funds to support our NHS staff, to help them to continue with their vital life-saving work as we all move forward following the most difficult of times. Your donations fund counselling and mental health support as well as staff rest and wellbeing areas.

“Our UHCW and CWPT staff have looked after our loved ones each day throughout the pandemic – now is our chance to have a cuppa, bake a cake and raise funds with our friends and family to show our support for our amazing NHS teams.”

Matron May Parsons said: “After a very challenging and tumultuous year, it is vital, more than ever, to take the time to rest, reset and look after ourselves.

“Our UHCW Charity has been instrumental in our staff’s successful wellbeing programs and perfectly exemplifies our Trust values, empowering our staff and prioritising our patients.”

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