Great Guide Dogs Tea Party

Host your own Great Guide Dogs Tea Party this summer!

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Host your own Great Guide Dogs Tea Party

This summer, your support couldn’t be more important. 

Our ability to provide support people with sight loss across the UK has been severely impacted in recent months, but by hosting your own Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, you can raise money we urgently need to continue to provide our life-changing services for those who need our help to live the life they choose.

Whether you plan a garden get-together with friends, driveway tea parties with your neighbours or virtual tea parties with your work buddies, we’ll support you every step of the way! Why not plan something during Afternoon Tea Week 10-16 August

We’ve never needed you more to share a cuppa, have a few laughs and enjoy all your favourite sweet treats.  Every penny you raise will help us provide our life-changing services today and in the future.

Of course, we want everyone to be safe so please continue to follow government guidelines for where you live so we can all stay safe and well. 

Need some tea party inspiration?

Here are some ideas to help you plan your own event:

  • Garden get-together – invite everyone in your bubble over for tea in the garden, maybe plan a few fun games too?

  • Baking fun – set your guests the challenge of baking something new a la ‘Bake Off’ style and showcase your creations. Battenburg anyone?

  • Driveway tea parties – invite your neighbours to join in on a mini street tea party, raising a cuppa together whilst social distancing

  • Teddy bear picnics – get the kids involved in organising a tea party, inviting all their favourite cuddly friends

  • Cuppa and a catch up with your co-workers – with so many people working from home, why not organise a virtual tea party with your entire team?

  • Zoom parties – connect virtually and share a cuppa, maybe even make it a dress up or fancy-dress themed for extra fun?

Please remember that whatever you plan we want you to stay safe. Make sure you are following the latest government advice in your local area to ensure you and all your tea party guest can remain safe while having fun and making a difference.

Register for your free tea party pack today!

Register today for your FREE tea party pack and you can download all the resources you’ll need to help make your event a success.

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Every penny counts

We appreciate that times are difficult at the moment, but for people with sight loss, social isolation can be their everyday. Any money raised through  fundraising will help them feel less alone, now and in the future.

Priya's story

Although Priya was diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa in primary school, it was not until her daughter Lucy was born that she faced the challenge of adjusting to life as a new mum with a vision impairment.  

She'd spent her life up to that point trying to manage and conceal her vision impairment.  

Her first guide dog Sidney gave her the confidence to go out and do everyday things, like picking Lucy up from school.

Tea pot and cakes

Donate your cuppa

We appreciate that times are really difficult at the moment, but for people with sight loss, social isolation can be their everyday.

So, whether you enjoy a builder’s brew or a loose leaf, donate the cost of your cuppa today and help them feel less alone, now and in the future. Thank you!