2013 marked ARC's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate we asked our members and supporters to hold tea parties for their friends, family and colleagues to help us to raise funds to support parents. The event was a great success; not only did we far exceed our original fundraising target of £25,000, eventually raising over £40,000 in our anniversary year but we, and our members had fun at the same time!
Now in its fifth year, Put the Kettle on is an annual fundraising event for ARC helping raise much-needed funds to support parents.
The ARC Team enjoying our own Put the Kettle on tea party, 23rd April 2015.
ARC is the only national charity to provide information and support to parents worried about antenatal testing, whether:
ARC will continue to provide support to parents, whatever decision is made about the future of their pregnancy, for as long as it is needed. ARC also supports grandparents and other family members who may be struggling with the loss of a much-wanted grandchild or relative.
Providing these vital information and support services costs ARC around £250,000 per year. ARC does not receive government funding, so we rely heavily on the donations and fundraising of our members and supporters.
To take part, all you need to do is download our Put the Kettle On fundraising pack which includes everything you need to host your tea party, including recipe suggestions, party game ideas, cake bunting and more! You can also find some more recipe ideas on our Recipes page and pinterest board.
You can also contact the office and we'll post you the Put the Kettle On fundraising pack including a collection box, balloons and posters; and tea bags kindly donated by Taylors of Harrogate for your tea party guests to enjoy. Call 0207 713 7356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Put the Kettle on' tea party held by Premier Scans, May 2015.
There are a number of ways you can send your donations to ARC:
You may find the following sites useful when planning your party:
We would like to say a big thank you to Carr Creative for designing our fantastic fundraising pack.