Local disability charity United Response is holding a 4tea on Saturday 6th June in a bid to raise funds for the people it supports.

Taking place at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall from 11am to 3pm, the free event will include stalls run by people with learning disabilities and mental health needs who are supported by the charity, and a range of activities.

The event hopes to give those who live at the local service the opportunity to make connections in their community as well as have a few friends round for a brew.

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 6th June will feature a tombola, a ‘Play Your Cards Right’ game and a ‘Treasure Island’ game, while stalls will offer handmade produce and crafts as well as more. All money raised will be put towards future social events held by the charity in the area.

Money raised through 4tea events helps support people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs to live the life they choose, access their community to tackle social isolation and seek work opportunities.

Tea party organisers will receive a 4tea pack filled with information, advice on creating themes and plenty of goodies and recipes to get them started.

Nikki Jones, Area Manager for United Response in York, said:

“Tea 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, making a huge difference to the lives of people we support across the country.

“We hope our supporters will take the opportunity to invite neighbours along to gain a better understanding of the work that we do and support that we offer – and it’s a wonderful excuse to have a party.”


Organise a 4tea party and receive your free party pack