December 2, 2011
As we speak, people up and down the country will be laying the table with cakes galore and pots of tea. No, it’s not another royal wedding – it’s Great British Tea Party time!
From 1st to 10th December, young and old alike will be holding fund-raising tea party events to support Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, with all the money gathered going towards children’s hospital and hospices across the UK. And there’s still time for you to get involved too!
And one bunch of party-goers are set to get an extra treat – when everyone registered, they entered a draw to win a visit from our own Little Urn! Look out for more news on this on that soon.
November 24, 2011
Earlier this week, we took Little Urn on a journey to meet legendary cookery writer and baker Mary Berry at her home. Not only did we get to peek inside her kitchen but Mary was also joined by Wallace & Gromit for a brew and a slice of cake.
The ‘Great British Bake Off’ television series judge welcomed us in for a celebratory tea party to launch this year’s ‘Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party’.
From 1-10 December, we’re supporting Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, once again helping them to raise thousands of pounds for sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK. In support, Mary’s encouraging people to get baking for charity and take part in the Great British Tea Party: “This is a wonderful way for family, friends and work colleagues to get together for a traditional teatime celebration that raises money for a really important cause. It’s so easy to join in the fun, simply bake your favourite cakes, put the kettle on and enjoy. You could even rise to the occasion and organise your own Bake Off!” she said.
The fundraising event hopes to raise over £150,000. To register, or to find out more, click here.
December 24, 2010
As another year comes to an end, so does this year’s Great British Tea Party. We’d just like to thank everyone who got involved, whether it was by throwing a party to raise funds, buying cakes at a bake-stall, or doing what Vicky Hart and her friend Claire have done here – posing behind our Wallace & Gromit photoboard and posting their picture on our Facebook page!
From the barge parties we threw earlier in the year to our own staff tea party here at Yorkshire Tea HQ, we’ve had loads of fun and we hope you have too – and the fact that the funds raised will help Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation to support sick children in UK hospitals and hospices is surely the icing on the cake!
We’ll be back in the new year with details of how much we raised. In the meantime, thanks again to everyone who joined in. We hope you had fun – here’s to next year and Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at Yorkshire Tea!
ps – you’ll find even more Wallace & Gromit photoboard pics here
November 5, 2010
This week saw our Heidi and Liz take Little Urn, our cleverly converted ice cream van, all the way down to Bristol for a very special tea party. They were meeting up with Wallace & Gromit to launch this year’s Great British Tea Party - on a barge no less!
Together with Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, we’ve raised over £350,000 for sick children in UK hospitals and hospices since 2008, by encouraging tea lovers up and down the country to throw their own Great British Tea Party. This year’s event runs from 1st to 21st December, and with your help, we hope to make it the best year yet.
To spread the word, Little Urn is helping Wallace & Gromit to throw three special tea parties around the country. This week they took over a barge in Bristol with a giant inflatable teapot and a huge tea chest full of goodies. Joining them for the party were youngsters from Bristol’s Children’s Hospital, one of the beneficiaries of funds raised by the Great British Tea Party.
Everyone had a lovely time and the event was a great success so a big thank you to all those of you who came down. Look out for us in Birmingham on Wednesday 10th November for the next tea party, and on Thursday 18th November we’re in London!
To find out how to get involved click here, and for loads of fun downloads to help your party go with a swing see the Wallace&Gromit tab on our facebook page. Or look out for our special packs with even more fun stuff on the back!
PS – Heidi & Liz just want to say thanks to all the friendly motorists they met when Little Urn was stuck in traffic for hours on the way back up the A1!