Charge your cups

Now it’s time to think about how you’ll raise those life-saving funds. Here are some ideas to create a stir and make your party a sweet success:

Collect donations

Ask for donations

It’s quick and easy to set up a secure online fundraising page using the link below.

You can use your fundraising page to ask tea party guests for donations, enter any games that you will be running and share with friends, family and work colleagues who cannot attend but still want to support you.

Set up fundraising page

Matched funding

matched fundingIf you are holding a work-based tea party, you could ask your employer if they’ll offer to match your fundraising or make a contribution. They may match part or all of the money you and your colleagues raise.


Looking the part

Hold a raffle

BuntingWe have created some print at home bunting and cake toppers to help your party look the part. 



Cake toppers

Flights of fun and fancy

Fundraising ideasfun and gamesMix in some games or a quiz to your tea party and charge people to take part.

It could be as simple as guess the weight of the cake, a raffle, speed-decorating, or pay to enter a team in a tea themed quiz.

Here are some ideas:

Guess the weight

Get your guests to donate to your fundraising page to guess the weight of a cake, weigh it at the end of the tea party and the person with the closest guess wins a prize.

Blind tea tasting

Stock up on as many different types of tea as you can find and see how many your guests can recognise without being told what they are. 

Tea quiz

You could make up some tea themed questions and ask your guests for a donation to enter your quiz.  Make sure you have a tiebreaker question ready in case of a draw!

Tea cup treasure hunt

Print and cut out a batch of these tea cups and hide them around your tea party venue and see who can find as many as possible

Treasure hunt tea cups

Sugar cube tower

Race against each other to balance a set number of sugar cubes on top of one another. Make it extra difficult by doing it while wearing gloves! 

Tea tray raffle

Before your tea party starts write down one of the number from tea tray raffle sheet and put the piece of paper in an envelope. During your tea party guests can make a donation to choose a number for you to write their name in. Only one name per square remember!  Once all the squares have a name in, open your envelope to reveal the winning square: whoever’s name is written in that square wins!

Raffle sheet

Tea tray memory game

A fun game for All. Put a set number of items on a tray and cover them with a tea towel.  Lift the towel for a minute to give players a chance to memorise all the items on the tray. The challenge is to remember as many items as possible once they’re covered again with the tea towel. 

‘I’m a little teapot’ musical statues

Another fun game for little ones. Make some space, put your favourite music on, and get up and dance. When the music is paused everyone must freeze in their best ‘I’m a little teapot’ pose. Anyone who accidently moves is out and the last person left wins!

London, we need you. Time is running out to replace your life-saving helicopters.
Time is running out to replace your life-saving helicopters.