Wallace & Gromit – Great British Tea Party (4 to 14 November)

November 4, 2009toNovember 14, 2009

FINALlogoWallace & Gromit are celebrating their 20th Anniversary on 4 November 2009 and to celebrate are asking people across the nation to hold tea parties between 4 to 14 November and help raise vital funds to help sick children and their families in hospitals and hospices across the UK..

It’s easy to take part and celebrate the Great British Tea Party. Simply get friends, family or colleagues together. At home, at work, at school or nursery, at a parent and toddler group, your local library – anywhere you like, and ask them to make a donation to join your party and show their support for your local children’s hospital and hospice. What could be easier?  Register today to enter our free prize draw to win a fantastic Wallace & Gromit baking kit and one of 20 limited edition Wallace & Gromit Birthday Goodie Bags !’

Please register for your celebratory fundraising pack now by clicking here

Thank you for your support .

Enjoy the party!

  • When you register you will be sent a cracking Wallace & Gromit tea party pack with all you need for your tea party. You can also download some fantastic extras, including Gromit’s Grid Game and our 20th Anniversary Quiz!
  • Download our fantastic fundraising pack to ensure you have the best Great British Tea Party! Everything you need, apart from the Tea and Cake is there!
  • And there is even an excuse to eat cake! Put yourself in Wallace’s shoes and imagine what is his favourite cake is. To find out the answer you need to check our site on 14th November at 4:00pm!

To join the Wallace & Gromit fan club, click www.wallaceandgromit.com

And to join their facebook fan page, click www.facebook.com/Wallace-Gromits-childrens-Foundation

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EXTREME TEA DRINKING !!

  • Have you ever wanted to take up an extreme sport without the safety risks? Well now is your chance!
  • Here are the rules of the game:
  1. Make yourself a cup of tea
  2. Put on the necessary safety equipment
  3. Go to the extreme destination
  4. Drink your tea
  5. Take a photo to share your experiences with fellow Extreme Tea Drinkers!
  6. Email your photo to [email protected] and join our facebook wall of fame.
  7. You can also become also join our extreme tea drinkers group on facebook !
  8. Each week a winner will be chosen to recieve a fantastic Yorkshire Tea goodie hamper starting today until 14th November

www.wallaceandgromitfoundation.org

Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party
Fast Facts

  • Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party is celebrating 20 years of Wallace & Gromit this year
  • The Tea Party is a new annual fundraising event launched in 2008 by national charity Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation.
  • The national event takes place 4-14th November, when over 100,000 people across the UK are expected to take part by joining or holding a tea party in their area and making a donation to the charity.
  • For more information and to register to take part, call 0845 600 1924 or visit www.wallaceandgromitteaparty.co.uk
  • It is backed by the Academy Award-winning plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit, created by Nick Park at Aardman, who is also a trustee of the Children’s Foundation.
  • The famous animated duo are set to star in a new 30 minute short film ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ to be broadcast in late 2008.
  • Those registering to take part will receive a tea party celebration pack including Balloons and Gromit’s Grid Game, where people can pay to play and have the chance to win money!
  • Tea party events can be promoted in a special forum on Wallace & Gromit’s Facebook
  • Created in 2003, the Children’s Foundation raises funds to improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and hospices across the UK. Money raised from the Great British Tea Party will benefit more than 20 hospitals and hospices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • The Children’s Foundation also organises popular annual fundraiser ‘Wrong Trousers Day’ which has raised over £1 million since 2003.

Tea Top Ten

  • As a nation we get through 16.5 million cups of tea a day
  • On average, British people drink approximately 3 cups of tea a day with around 70% of the UK population drinking tea on a regular basis
  • Tea is often thought of as being a quintessentially British drink and we have been drinking it for over 350 years. However, its origins began in China more than 5,000 years ago.
  • By the middle of the 18th century tea had become Britain’s most popular beverage
  • On-going research is discovering that drinking just 4 cups of tea a day may offer significant health benefits
  • 98% of people in the UK take their tea with milk, but only 30% take sugar in their tea
  • 80% of office workers claim they find out more about what’s going on at work over a cup of tea than in any other way
  • Tea breaks are a tradition that have been with us for around 200 years
  • 96% of all cups of tea drunk daily in the UK are brewed from tea bags
  • Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee

Information sourced from www.teacouncil.co.uk