Arranging a Communi-TEA & Cake for Richard House is a great way to have great fun for a great cause. Or perhaps, give up that morning cup of coffee!

Whether a coffee morning, afternoon tea or bake sale, you can have fun raising a cup and making some dough to raise money for Richard House. Taking turns hosting a Communi-Tea & Cake at different people’s houses once a month is a great way to socialise for a great cause while eating cake!

The great thing about hosting a Communi-Tea & Cake is that it can be as simple or as elaborate as you like and whether you raise £20 or £200, every penny counts.

Communi-Tea - Bunting

Communi-Tea - Cake Labels

Communi-Tea - Every Cake Matters Postcard

Communi-Tea - Poster

Have your cake and go virtual!

This is a great way to keep in touch with your nearest and dearest while raising awareness of Richard House.

Setting up a virtual coffee morning couldn’t be simpler:

  1. Pick your platform. There are loads of ways to host an event like this, such as Skype, Zoom and Google Hangouts, and most have great free options available for groups. Once you’ve decided on a platform, it’s a good idea to do a quick test run with a willing friend to make sure you’ve got the techy bits figured out in advance.

  2. Write your story. You know why Richard House is important to you and maybe your friends and family do as well, but this is a great chance to remind them. Write a few lines (or paragraphs!) about your story and how Richard House has supported you to include in your event invitation, and to talk about during the coffee morning. You may want to improvise on the day, but it’s always helpful to have some notes on hand! If you’d like to kick things up a notch, you could use one of the charity’s pre-made presentations and share your screen as you talk it through.

  3. Decide on how you’ll collect donations. Online fundraising pages like JustGiving or Facebook Fundraising are great for this. Use your story (including photos!) to make it personal.

  4. Set up your event. Set a date and get sharing. This could be on Facebook, WhatsApp, email, whatever works for you. The most important thing here is to explain clearly and simply how to take part. It’s a good idea to link to a ‘beginner’s guide’ for the platform you’re using to make it easy for first-time users.

  5. Brew a lovely cup of 'communi-tea'/coffee and bake some delicious cakes. This is perhaps the most crucial step!

  6. Start your morning! Enjoy catching up and swapping stories, and when the time feels right, kick off your speech about Richard House and why we need your support. Post your donation link, ask everyone who can to contribute, and make sure to post a big thank-you message when the morning is over. You never know, you might get a few people asking you to organise another one!

Tip: Circulate a baking recipe well in-advance, invite people to use creative substitutions where they haven’t got the right ingredients, and compare your marvellous creations over a virtual cuppa. You could even host your coffee morning while you’re baking and encourage others to bake along!


Richard House is challenging you to Give Up Your Cup! Free yourself from the same old fundraising 'grind' and brew up donations for Richard House with your own cup campaign!

#GiveUpYourCup of coffee, tea or other "cup" for:

1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or anything in between...
then donate what you would have spent to Richard House! Help us care for more than 300 children living with life limiting conditions and their families across East London.

Decide on how you’ll collect donations. 

Online fundraising pages like JustGiving or Facebook Fundraising are great for this. Use your story including photos of your chosen drink (or lack of!) to make it personal. Then simply send us your funds through the ways listed below.

How To Send Us Your Funds

There are a number of ways you can send the money you have raised to Richard House:

  • Cheque: Send a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘Richard House Trust’ to: Richard House Children’s Hospice, Richard House Drive, London, E16 3RG
  • Local Bank: Money can be paid into our bank account from any local Metro branch.
    • Account Name: RICHARD HOUSE TRUST
      Account Number: 34834352
      Sort Code: 23-05-80
  • Bank Transfer: Transfer your money into our bank account
  • Credit/Debit Card: Call the Fundraising Team in the office on 020 7540 0200 to arrange payment by credit/debit card
  • Pop in: You can pop into Richard House and drop in your money
  • Online: You can donate through our website (please include a note in the comment box letting us know that this is for your cup campaign).

When you’ve paid in your funds, just email [email protected] to let us know!

Contact Us

Richard House is London's first Children's Hospice. Whatever your capacity to give, support or raise awareness, we have the most comprehensive plan to help seriously ill children across our community and we want to hear from you and how you can be a part of the journey! 

However you decide to run your cup campaign, we'll support you with whatever you might need from collection buckets to banners, stickers to pens. Just let us know! Email our Community and Events fundraising team or call 020 7540 0228 so we can start supporting you today.