Dorothy’s Tea Party

Dust off the old china and get together with friends and family to support Dorothy House by hosting a Dorothy’s Tea Party.

Holding a tea party is a fun and rewarding way to help raise vital funds for the Hospice, supporting us as we continue to do our work in the community.

You can hold a tea party at home, in your workplace or even at school. All you need to do is register for your FREE Dorothy’s Tea Party pack below.

In the pack, we’ve included everything you need – well, except the tea! So pop the kettle on, stick the cakes in the oven and prep those sarnies! Request your party pack below.

Order your Dorothy’s Tea Party pack today and start planning your very own tea (or coffee) party.


    Dorothy’s Biggest Tea Party



    It’s time to go BIG! On Friday 24 September we’d love you to join us and be part of a Dorothy’s Biggest Tea Party to support your local hospice. You can do this virtually online with friends or colleagues or you can celebrate being back together again and hold an in-person Tea Party. Whatever you decide to do, let’s pull out all the stops and have the biggest and best tea party ever!

    A successful party is all in the preparation…

    Once you receive your party pack you can get to work planning your party! Work out the best date and time, and decide if you will meet online or in person. Then, you can get your invites in the post and work out your perfect pairing of cake and tea!

    Hints and tips for your party
    • Use the invites to ask friends, neighbours, colleagues and family to come along
    • Advertise your Dorothy’s Tea Party by putting a poster in your window, on a bulletin board or somewhere prominent
    • Share your party on social media (Top tip: Post your party as an event on Facebook)
    • Get as creative as you like – you don’t have to serve tea! Coffee, hot chocolate and juice are all winners!
    • If you need to stock up on china and serving dishes, pop into your local Dorothy House Shop to pick up a bargain tea set. You can always donate it back once you have finished – helping to raise even more money.
    • Plan your baking and ask friends to help – the more cakes the merrier!
    • Decide what donations you’d like for a cuppa and a cake
    • Plan a fundraising game or two to raise even more money for the Hospice
    • Display the Donation Form provided for anyone who wants to make a general donation or for people who can’t attend on the day
    • Thank your guests for coming and let them know how much the event raised
    Add some 'spice' to all that 'nice'

    Want to raise that little bit more and have some extra fun at your Dorothy’s Tea Party? Here’s some ideas for adding a bit of rice to your tea party:

    • hold a raffle – ask guests to bring prizes
    • sell homemade jams, chutneys and pickles
    • have a second hand book or craft stall
    • hold a bring-and-buy sale at the same time
    • play guess how many jelly beans in the jar
    • have a cookie or cupcake decorating competition (great for kids and adults!)
    • take any leftover cake into work for more donations

    Remember, every single pound raised through a Dorothy’s Tea Party goes towards helping us to continue to provide our quality care – when it matters most.

    How to pay in the money you raise

    Bank Transfer

    You can pay in your money by making a bank transfer. Use your surname and first initial, and the code DTP17 as a payment reference. This helps us trace your payments and attribute them to your tea party total.

    Account Number: 73821358
    Sort Code: 40-14-13
    Account Name: Dorothy House
    Bank: HSBC Bank plc
    Branch: Bristol Cabot Circus


    You can send in a cheque made out to Dorothy House Hospice – and don’t forget to include our GiftAid/Donation form.

    Dorothy’s Tea Party
    Fundraising Team
    Dorothy House
    Bradford on Avon
    BA15 2LE

    Need any extras?

    If you need additional materials for your party (i.e.: more invites, extra posters, bunting, cake labels, etc.) you can download them from the links below or request printed copies them from the Team.