You’re invited to our ParTea!

Join our NHS Big Tea Party and help to raise vital funds for West Herts Hospitals!

On Friday 5th July, we invite you to join our NHS Big Tea party at Watford General to celebrate the NHS’s 76th birthday and help raise funds for our beloved National Health Service. Look out for the marquee opposite the charity office; there will be music, cream teas, a tombola and a Bake Off competition!

The gardens opposite West Herts Hospitals Charity are located at the Vicarage Road entrance at Watford General – look for the marquee!

Bake Off competition

We’ll be running a Bake Off competition so if you’re a whizz at baking, please bring your bakes to the charity office (with an ingredients list) by 10AM. Please note we cannot accept any bakes with nuts.

The categories for the Bake Off competition are:

The winners will be announced at 1.30 PM!

“Our NHS Big Tea party is a wonderful opportunity to come together, enjoy some tea and cake, and celebrate our incredible NHS on its 76th birthday. We are looking for cake donations for the event, so all you amazing bakers out there, please come along with your bakes and support this fun event. All the funds raised from our tea party help us continue to provide outstanding care at West Herts Hospitals. So join us in raising a cuppa for West Herts.”

West Herts Hospitals Charity CEO Alison Rosen

Please donate your cakes and bakes to help us raise vital funds

We welcome cake and biscuit donations for help us fundraise on the day. Please bring your bakes to the charity office (with an ingredients list) by 10AM on the day. Please note we cannot accept any bakes with nuts.

Food allergies

Food safety is important; please take care when handling food and work to basic rules for safe preparation, storage, display and cooking. The Food Standards Agency provides guidelines for preparing, handling and cooking food. Please list allergens where possible, click the link below to read Natasha’s Law:

Natasha’s Law 

For more information please visit the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

About The Big Tea

The NHS Big Tea brings the nation together to celebrate the birthday of the NHS, fundraise and give something back to your local NHS hospital. 

Our hospitals depend on charitable support, and every day is a chance for you to make a difference. Your fundraising could be helping to pay for something big – like a special piece of equipment or the refurbishment of a bereavement room. Equally, you could be supporting a small comfort that makes all the difference such as books and activities for poorly children, or wellbeing support for our exhausted doctors and nurses. Whatever the need, we can help by working together.

To find out how your fundraising will support patient care in our hospitals – click here. ➡️

Thank You to Watford Borough Council’s Community Fund!

We are incredibly grateful to Watford Borough Council’s Community Fund for their generous grant, which is funding our marquee and event materials. We are truly appreciative of Watford Borough Council’s commitment to West Herts Hospitals Charity and our initiatives to raise vital funds for West Herts Hospitals.


If you have any questions or would like to donate cakes and bakes for the event, please contact

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