Host a tea party

Tea party

Host a tea party for Independent Age

A tea party is a wonderful opportunity to get your nearest and dearest together, catch up over a cuppa and enjoy some delicious treats. Raise money by asking everyone who attends to pay an entry fee.

Start by finding a venue for your tea party – at home or in the local community. Set a date and send invitations to everyone you’d like to attend. Share a link to your fundraising page for anyone who can’t make it.

Promote your event on social media and, if you’re hosting it in the community, contact your local newspaper and radio station to advertise your event and share flyers. To raise even more money, you can host a raffle* at your tea party. Contact local businesses to see if they would be willing to donate any prizes for your event.

Why support Independent Age?

The money you raise will support people like Veronica. Veronica is 82 years old and lives in the Southeast of England. She called our Helpline as she was struggling with rising electricity bills. Veronica was relying on extra jumpers when she was cold instead of turning on the heating, to keep down costs.

The Helpline helped Veronica to understand more about the money she was entitled to. Now, Veronica is receiving pension credit. This is a crucial top up for her income.

By fundraising for Independent Age, you will provide a support system for older people going through difficult times.


How will we support you?

You’ll receive fantastic support from our friendly team from the moment you sign up until you complete your challenge.

We’ll provide you with:

  • a free Independent Age top to wear for your event
  • a well-deserved certificate, showing the amazing amount you raise for us
  • fundraising and training support from our dedicated Events team.

For more information about our events, call the team on 020 7605 4229 or email

*You’ll need to be aware of some requirements before holding a raffle, so please take a look at the Gambling Commission’s advice page first, if you’re unsure. Be safe and have fun!