Bake some cakes, put the kettle on and raise some money for The Blue Cross!

Bake some cakes, put the kettle on and raise some money for The Blue Cross!

Time for tea!

By Imogen Johnson

General news

17 February 2012 12:07

The Blue Cross is calling on animal lovers up and down the nation to “paws” for a few hours on Friday 11 May 2012 and hold a Blue Cross Tea Party to help sick and homeless pets.
With the Queen’s diamond jubilee this year, it’s perfect timing and there’s no better British celebration than a good old fashioned tea party.

So get your best crockery out, put the kettle on and raise a toast to Her Royal Highness. Or, if you’re already planning a street party or jubilee celebration, why not help a worthy cause like The Blue Cross while you’re at it?
It’s really fun and easy to get involved. From a small gathering of a few friends to a school or social group, every penny you raise will go towards helping pets in need. 

Send us photos of your tea party to and you might feature on our website or in the magazine!

If you can’t hold a party on Friday 11 May don’t worry, you can have your tea party whenever you like, wherever you like. To order your free tea party fundraising pack, full of ideas on how to hold your tea party simply call 08444 993 663 or email
When Blue Cross supporter Greta Balson decided to hold a tea party at her house, word soon spread and 25 people turned up to have a natter over a brew and do their bit for needy pets. Luckily for Greta her husband was on hand to be on tea duty and their cat Jasper, who’s from The Blue Cross rehoming centre in Felixstowe, did his bit to entertain the guests.
 “I invited friends, family and neighbours and everyone was keen to get involved. People came and went throughout the day but it was still a full house! Jasper’s a very sociable cat so we think he enjoyed himself too,” says Greta.
Greta’s raised £104 for The Blue Cross, which went towards helping some of the 6,500 animals rehomed by the charity every year. 
The Blue Cross receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of the public with events like the Tea Party to continue its vital work. Register online today to make a difference to animals in need –