Time for a Cuppa for Dementia UK - holding your event at work

Are you holding your event at work?

Time for a Cuppa is a fantastic event to hold in the workplace – it’s the perfect opportunity to get colleagues together for a natter over a cuppa and some cake, while raising money for a cause close to many of their hearts.

How to organise your workplace tea party

  1. Ask your boss – explain you want to get everyone together for cake and workplace bonding, all in the name of raising money for Dementia UK
  2. Decide where to hold your event – you could hold it in the kitchen, a meeting room, or in the entrance to your building
  3. Get your team on board – let your colleagues know about your tea party plans by sending out an email and putting up some posters
  4. Ask for your colleagues for help with baking (or buying!) the cakes – you could even hold a bake off competition and award a prize to the winner

Raising money on the day

  1. Price up your bakes or ask your colleagues to donate an amount of their choice and Gift Aid their donation using the form in your pack
  2. Put on some tea party games which your colleagues can play for a donation; there are dingbats and lucky squares in your pack, and extra games to download here
  3. Ask your boss if you can combine your Time for a Cuppa with a dress down day and ask your colleagues to make an extra donation to come to work in casual clothes
  4. Bring out your colleagues’ competitive nature by organising some team challenges, such as making 50 cuppas in a day or decorating the most cupcakes in five minutes. Ask for a donation to enter and award a small prize to the winners
  5. Ask your employer if they will match what you raise on the day – this could up to double the amount you raise for dementia specialist Admiral Nurses!

Once you’ve counted up the cash at the end of the day, use the thank you poster in your pack to let everyone know how much you raised for Dementia UK. After you’ve sent in your donation we’ll send you a certificate which you can also display.

Getting everyone involved in your Time for a Cuppa

Why not use your event as an opportuni-tea to get to know your neighbours in the other offices in your building? Invite them over for some cake and a cuppa, or take the cakes to them.

If any of your colleagues are too busy to leave their desks, take a cuppa and a cake to their desk and ask for an extra donation for your delivery service!

Johnson Fleming held their Time for a Cuppa at work

We thought that Time for a Cuppa would be a great opportunity to bring all of our employees together, while also raising money for a fantastic cause. Some of our employees have family and friends living with dementia so they know just how challenging this condition can be.

We invited all employees as well as neighbouring businesses to join in the fun. It helped to create a really friendly atmosphere on the estate – even the postman and couriers got involved!

– Kate Simms, Management Accountant at Johnson Fleming

Download materials for your Time for a Cuppa

Download extra materials

Time for a Cuppa fundraising success box

The recipe for Time for a Cuppa fundraising success

Contact the Time for a Cuppa team

Get in touch with the Time for a Cuppa tea(m)

Call the Time for a Cuppa tea(m) on 020 8036 5380 or email us at timeforacuppa@dementiauk.org