A Virtual British Afternoon Tea

Enjoy Afternoon Tea and raise money for EHAAT!

Can you rise to the challenge? Since going into lockdown, baking has become an even bigger obsession and we are hoping you will whip up your community and raise some dough – virtually!

Go Virtual

Hold a virtual tea party! Now you’ve cracked using Zoom or Houseparty, invite your friends and family to join you for your virtual tea party. It’s a great way to connect and make a difference, with half-term coming up this will entertain all of the family!

  • Decide on a date and time to hold your virtual tea party
  • Do you want to have a theme? Maybe The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party?
  • Set up a JustGiving page
  • Send out your invites
  • Plan some fun games:
    • See if you can guess each other’s favourites cakes?
    • Decorate gingerbread men to look like our crew!
    • Play cake bingo
  • Donate the cost of your usual cuppa or slice of cake
  • Post photos of your virtual get together on social media using #avbat

Download our A Virtual British Afternoon Tea digital invitation now»

And how about using some fun A Very British Afternoon Tea bunting to brighten things up?

Download bunting »


Bake, Rate & Donate

Easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Bake your favourite cake, biscuit, muffin or cupcake!
  2. Post photos of your creations on social media using the hashtags #ratemybake #ratemycake #avbat
  3. Ask your friends & family to rate your bake & donate their score to EHAAT!

Choose your donation

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Please add Gift Aid to make your donation go even further.

Giving through an organisation? See our Business Donor page.

Our Virtual Tea Party Inspiration Gallery:

Thinking ahead…

You could also start planning your afternoon tea for later in the year when we will hopefully be able to get together with family and friends once more. You’ll be able to show off your baking skills in person, and we can help with lots of great ideas when you are ready to do that.

Simply register with our Fundraising Team today to get your free pack, using the button below:

Help to save lives, one cake at a time!

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Former airlifted patient Kate Oliver is a great supporter of the Charity following her accident in 2010. Kate’s car accident resulted in severe head and chest injuries, and flat-lined twice before the Critical Care Team arrived on the air ambulance. Since the accident, Kate has become a great Volunteer and Fundraiser for the Charity and loves taking part in ‘A Very British Afternoon Tea’.

Kate’s top tip: Mix it up – don’t be afraid to add different ingredients to recipes to make them more to your taste!

Read more of Kate’s Story in our Fundraising Pack.

A Very British Afternoon Tea

Dobsons Home are sponsoring our Afternoon Tea in 2020. Helen Dobson, Director said: “We wanted to get involved with A Very British Afternoon Tea because it’s supporting a fantastic local charity that does amazing work. I’ve met people who have been saved by the air ambulance, and what they do is incredible. As a longstanding local business, we like to be part of the community and play our part in supporting local charities.”


Looking for recipe inspiration? The crew selected two of their favourites: Strawberries and Cream Sponge and Vegan Chocolate Brownie Traybake. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! You can download them here:
Download the crew’s favourite recipes »

Promote your Afternoon Tea

We have created this handy invite that you can include in an email to your friends, family and colleagues to invite them to your own A Very British Afternoon Tea.

Download our A Virtual British Afternoon Tea digital invitation now»

A Very British Afternoon Tea

Event Sponsor

Dobsons Home A very British Afternoon Tea

A Very British Afternoon Tea Gallery

Take a look at some of our supporters Afternoon Tea photos!

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