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3:58 AM 10th November 2020
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Pour A Cup Of Kindness For British Red Cross This November

The British Red Cross is inviting friends, neighbours and colleagues to come together this November to pour a cup of kindness and support their work across the UK.

The ‘Cup of Kindness’ tea party campaign encourages people to come together safely and host a virtual tea party, as a way of staying in touch with friends at the same time as raising vital funds. The money raised will enable the Red Cross to continue supporting those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lucy Gray, Senior Community Fundraiser for Yorkshire, says:

“We know if there is one thing we can all enjoy together, it’s a lovely cuppa! And whether you drink Earl Grey, Spiced Chai or good old English Breakfast, we can all pour a cup of kindness to help our volunteers support vulnerable people in our local communities. Red Cross volunteers are supporting flu clinics and bringing people home from hospital, which helps alleviate some of the pressure on our NHS colleagues. They’re also helping tackle the silent epidemic of loneliness and are offering a listening ear on our national helpline every single day.’

"And of course, despite Coronavirus, every-day emergencies such as fires, floods and severe weather continue to happen. Our emergency response volunteers are on stand-by 24/7 to support people affected by all sorts of unexpected crises.”

Sign up now and you’ll receive a digital tea party pack with everything you need to make it happen, including recipes, a quiz and fun downloadable bunting to bring a smile to your friends’ faces. You can change lives by hosting your own tea party this November!

To sign up visit www.redcross.org.uk/teaparty

To find out more contact Lucy Gray lucygray@redcross.org.uk If you’d like to know more about the work of the British Red Cross in the UK and overseas, visit redcross.org.uk