Tom’s Trust has partnered with the children’s tea company Tom’s Teas in a collaboration to mark its latest event, Tea for Tom.
Tom’s Trust, which provides psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families, is asking supporters to sign up to host their very own tea party to raise money for children across the UK.
Though a Tea for Tom can be hosted at any time, the official date for is on Sunday 27 June, which is the 10th anniversary of the charity being founded following the death of nine year-old Tom Whiteley in 2010. The date would also have been Tom’s 20th birthday.
Tom’s Teas, a small family business selling healthy fruit teas for children that are enjoyed hot or cold, has kindly offered a voucher code for 10% discount across all of their products for party hosts, with an additional 10% donation to Tom’s Trust from each of these sales. They have also pledged to donate 10% from all sales of their popular, award-winning Tropical Twist blend from the total of all UK sales during the month of June 2021.
To get your voucher, you just need to sign up to host a Tea for Tom, and a free party pack will be sent out to you. The party pack is full of recipes, decorations and information, and will include the voucher.
To host a party, all supporters need to do is make, bake or buy food and drink for the event, invite friends and family to join, and ask for donations to Tom’s Trust, however much guests can spare.
They can either collect up the money and donate it on the Tom’s Trust website, or set up a fundraising page. The event is designed to be a fun way of raising vital funds for children with brain tumours, whether hosts prefer a relaxed get together or a formal occasion similar to tea at the Ritz.
And with Tom’s Teas, children can now enjoy a cup of tea, which can be made hot or cold, at their family or friend’s Tea for Tom event.
The money will be used to provide Tom’s Trust’s expert psychological support in the UK, including at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, which helps children with brain tumours and their families through a multi-disciplinary service.
Anna Stopps, Founder of Tom’s Teas, said: “I am delighted to be supporting the fantastic work that Tom’s Trust does for children and families, and to to be honouring the memory of Tom. A tea party Tea for Tom is a brilliant idea and I’m looking forward to seeing the children enjoy our healthy fruit teas at this special event – it’s a perfect alignment!”
Debs Whiteley, Co-founder of Tom’s Trust, said: “Our names may be similar, but this is a fantastic collaboration of two very different organisations which both want to help young people stay happy and healthy.
“We’re really grateful to be partnering with Tom’s Teas and can’t thank Anna enough for her generous help.”