NHS Big Tea – Fundraisers supporting ROH

We would like to say a huge thank you to our NHS Big Tea Fundraisers who came together to support The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital this week.

Each fundraiser built an event bespoke to them and all triumphed in raising funds for our cause. Below is a brief summary of their events and why they chose to support us:

Selly Oak Trust School supports their local hospital.

Staff at Selly Oak Trust School approached us earlier this year looking to support the NHS Big Tea campaign. As a school local to us, they wanted to show their thanks and build a great fundraising partnership for the future.

The team decided to take the NHS Big Tea to a new level which involved learning from the 1940s; as the NHS was founded in 1948. The community came together to donate items for the event such at cake stands and china tea pots. Local supermarkets also kindly donated vouchers for the staff to purchase cakes.

With all the donations received the class built a 1940s tea party and decorated the room with items such as typewriters, games and suitcases which would have been used in this era.  Staff and students paid a small fee for cake and drinks and enjoyed a community relaxed feel to the day.  “It was a really lovely event, especially after the year we have just had” Sarah Newman- Teaching Assistant.

Despite having a small turn out due to social distancing, they raised an incredible £130 for our cause. We cannot thank them enough for their support.

Young adult patient gives back to the hospital she knows so well.

Hip dysplasia patient Chelsea Butler is a keen fundraiser and decided to host her first fundraising event for us, in conjunction with the NHS Birthday. “Because of the outstanding care I have received from the Young Adult Hip Department alongside physiotherapy, and what with the extremely challenging fifteen months so far, I wanted to give something back to a hospital that has given me so much.”

Chelsea worked with her local community to gain donations for prizes for her event. She received a huge array of donations from businesses such as; Esquires Coffee, Nandos and Boston Tea Party. The event involved fundraising activities such as a raffle, lucky dip and bake sale.

Chelsea and her team of helpers raised a whopping £648.28 towards our cause and we couldn’t be more proud. We would like to thank Chelsea for her determination and passion, as well as all those who donated, helped and supported her throughout her fundraising journey.

Chelsea has kindly shared her hospital story with us. “I feel passionate about raising awareness about young adult hip problems because early detection is key. Being a young adult going through hip surgeries and treatment has had its lows of pain, recoveries, judgements and worries but it’s also had its highs of making new friends, discovering hip communities and support networks I never knew existed” .

To Read Chelsea’s patient story click here.

Tea and cake with friends and family… what could be better?!

Fundraising Officer Tammy Foo set up her own NHS Big Tea last week whilst enjoying the glorious sunshine. “If you know me, you will know that I love a cuppa, at any time of the day. What better way to help the charity that I work for raise some funds than to host a tea party (with cakes and maybe a sarnie!) with some good friends!”  

Tammy baked cakes and asked for donations from those who attended to celebrate with her. Tammy is a passionate member of the fundraising team and is always keen to get her local community involved where she can. “My husband is also receiving treatment at the hospital, so it seems right to support the Trust.  We have big dreams at ROH Charity and through these small community fundraisers, hopefully we can achieve something special”

£150 was raised through Tammy’s big tea fundraiser and she sets a great example of how you can bring your family and friends together for a good cause.

To get involved in future campaigns and/or fundraising events contact the fundraising team on 0121 685 4379 or email roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net.

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ROC | Royal Orthopaedic Charity

Bristol Road South
B31 2AP

Registered Charity Number: 1078046

Call: 0121 6854379
Email: roc@nhs.net 

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