Local disability charity United Response is holding a 4tea party on Saturday 11th July in a bid to raise funds for the people it supports and raise awareness of its work in the area.

Taking place at the Methodist Church on Stanley Road in Teddington between 1pm and 4pm, the free event will include stalls run by people with learning disabilities and mental health needs who are supported by the charity, plus a range of activities.

The event hopes to give those who live at the local services the opportunity to connect with people in their community and reduce social isolation by promoting integration and encouraging new friendships.

This year’s 4tea parties hope to build on the existing success of 4tea, which began on United Response’s 40th anniversary year as the flagship fundraising event. Back in 2013, over 120 fundraising tea parties were held around the country to mark the occasion, and the parties proved so popular that the charity is offering others the chance to organise their own.

The upcoming party on 11th July will feature face painting, stalls selling homemade produce run by people supported by the charity and free balloons for children, as well as music and more. Money raised will be put towards future social events held by the charity as well as its supported living services in the area.

4tea party organisers receive a 4tea pack filled with information, advice on creating themes and plenty of goodies and recipes to help them organise a party of their own.

Event organiser Ingrid Sadiki, said:

“4tea parties are a great way to connect with friends and neighbours and have a chat over a cuppa while helping raise useful funds for our services, which make a huge difference to the lives of people we support across the country.

“We hope our neighbours will come along and that the event will raise awareness of disability in the community and show that people with a disability can live a full and happy life with the right support.”


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