Help support Addenbrooke’s and our NHS heroes by hosting a virtual tea break
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust is launching a daily virtual tea break to help raise money for the city’s NHS heroes.
The trust is encouraging everyone who is now working at home to set up a virtual tea break at 3pm every day.
And if attendees donate £3, the average price of a takeaway drink, each tea break, it will help local hospital staff in the fight against the coronavirus.
The money could help fund emotional and physical wellbeing for staff on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis as well as iPads to allow families of patients in intensive care to communicate with their loved ones. Not being able to communicate can be very distressing especially during a crisis like this.
A virtual tea break is easy to do. Simply put the kettle on, pop some biccies on a plate, and set up a video call using WhatsApp, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype – or whatever works best. Then drink up, eat up, and enjoy a bit of company.
Once teatime is over then donate the cost of your usual cuppa to the hospital. Visit helpyourhospital.co.uk/teaatthree to set up a fundraiser or as an individual text NHSTEA 3 to 70085 to donate £3 (standard message rates apply).
Emily Willdigg, community relationships lead, said: “Get friends, family and colleagues to join in and try to have fun.
“Dig out your best mug and make sure there’s cake or biscuits to hand as you countdown to 3pm. Don’t forget to share your photos (or screen grabs) too.”
Share your pictures online using the hashtags #NHSHEROES #ACTCAFE #HELPYOURHOSPITAL # ADDENBROOKES #TEAATTHREE.
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