Flowercard and the NHS Big Tea

by Ms Jude Schweppe

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We are delighted to be a named Supporter of this year’s NHS Big Tea, which will take place on July 5th at 3pm. You may remember that you helped us to raise a whopping £10,000 for NHS Charities Together last year through sales of a limited-edition Flowercard. We were thrilled to be able to support the work of this incredible charity in our own small way, and so this year, when they asked us if we would like to get involved with The NHS Big Tea campaign, we didn’t have to think twice!

The past year (and more at this stage!) has been incredibly difficult for so many reasons, but we think everyone would agree that one thing we have all missed enormously is simple human connection. Being together and sharing the same physical space, experiencing things in person rather than through a screen, having a cuppa and a catch-up with the people dearest to us, and celebrating the precious moments that punctuate our lives.

This is one of the reasons it made perfect sense for us to support the NHS Big Tea - a campaign encouraging people to get together on July 5th, take five and share a cuppa whilst raising money for NHS Charities Together. If you can’t meet with people in person, but would still love to reach out and let friends, neighbours and loved ones know that they’re never alone, then why not send a floral hug with Flowercard? We have created a very special limited-edition range of afternoon tea-themed Flowercards and teacups to help you do just that. Each one can be personalised with your heartfelt message and all the profits we raise from the sale of these gifts will go to NHS Charities Together.

As we emerge from what has been a very strange and disorienting crisis for some and a heart-breaking, terrifying ordeal for others, it has never been more important to stay connected. A virtual hug can come in many different forms: through a text, a phone call, a wave over the fence at a neighbour who has been isolating alone - whatever we can do to remind ourselves that we are human beings who need conversation, a sense of community and the knowledge that there are people who love and care about us however tough things get.

So, on the 5th July, get together, send a floral hug, have a cuppa and enjoy the simple pleasures of being with people and creating precious moments of friendship and community. All whilst saying a huge thank you to the men and women of our incredible NHS.