It's back... The Great Family Fund Tea Party 2017 What is it? On 14 March we want you to put the kettle on with your friends, family, colleagues to help us support more families across the UK. The aim is to have hundreds of tea parties and bake sales all taking place on the same day. Why are we doing it? Although we helped over 89,000 grants and services to families last year, there are around 800,000 disabled children in the UK. With your help, we can reach more and more families to provide support when they need it the most. From the stories and feedback you provide us, we know we make a huge difference. All money raised by you helps us to improve the support and services we can offer families. Find out how Leanne's Tea Party went last year Your Tea party Download our Great Family Fund Tea Party Guide Download our Great Family Fund Tea Party materials pack Tell all your friends, family and work colleagues about your Great Family Fund Tea Party, share it on Facebook, put up posters, send invites - make sure it's in everyone's diary. Keep it social – we would love to get updates on how it’s going, please use the #GFFTP hashtag when sharing on Facebook, twitter and instagram. We can't wait to see your tea cup selfies! Get some volunteer bakers – friends, family, neighbours, colleagues or set some baking competitions to get those buns rolling in on the day. We've created a pack of materials to help you roll out those gingerbread people, there's recipes, bunting, posters, doilies, selfie props and much more... Use your collection box to encourage donations and make sure everyone completes the donation form ticking the Gift Aid box allowing Family Fund to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, at no extra cost to you or the donor. This makes a huge difference in raising more money to support families with disabled children. Great Family Fund Tea Party day is 14 March, but if you cannot host your party on that day pick another date that suits you best. If you can do it some other time in March, that is fantastic. We've created a guide to support you through your Tea Party, there's information on how to host a party, why people should donate to Family Fund and much more... After the party Thank everyone who has attended the event and helped raise vital funds. If you raise money via your online appeal page, please still fill out a donation form and send in so we can claim the Gift Aid. All money raised online will come directly to Family Fund. If you did not set up an appeal page and want to donate online, follow the instructions on our donate page Send your donation form with Gift Aid boxes ticked along with a cheque made payable to 'Family Fund' from any of the money raising through your collection box to: The Great Family Fund Tea PartyFamily FundUnit 4, Alpha Court,Monks Cross Drive,Huntington,YorkYO32 9WN We will get back in touch with you to confirm receipt of your donation and to see how it all went for you. Contact our Fundraising team with any questions You can read our Fundraising Promise to find out more about our fundraising standards.