A Very British Afternoon Tea 2018

Final update!

We’re excited to announce that an incredible total of £19,424.40 has been raised by groups and individuals across Essex and Hertfordshire through our ‘A Very British Afternoon Tea’ fundraiser! Thank you to everyone that took part, baked cakes, ate cakes, and made the effort to make it such a success.

Register your interest for 2019

If you would like to get involved in our ‘A Very British Afternoon Tea’ next year, please get in touch.

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We can’t fly without you!


Bake in aid of your local Air Ambulance

Take part in ‘A Very British Afternoon Tea’ during June and help your local life-saving Charity remain operational.

We will provide you with our fun fundraising pack, just get your oven mitts on and get baking!

Register today to contact our Fundraising Team and to receive your FREE fundraising pack!

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Former airlifted patient Kate Oliver is a great supporter of the Charity following her accident in 2010. Kate’s car accident resulted in severe head and chest injuries, and flat-lined twice before the Air Crew arrived on the Air Ambulance. Since the accident, Kate has become a great Volunteer and Fundraiser for the Charity and loves taking part in ‘A Very British Afternoon Tea’.

Kate’s top tip: Mix it up – don’t be afraid to add different ingredients to recipes to make them more to your taste!

Read more of Kate’s Story in our Fundraising Pack.

Crew recipes

After a hard day, our Crew love nothing more than a cup of tea and a cake and, just like in every workplace, we have a few star bakers with reputations to uphold. Dr Naomi Pritchard is one of our Pre-hospital Care Doctors and in-between flights with us she makes time to create the perfect Strawberry and Cream Sponge. We are sure your guests will love this traditional favourite.

For those of you who fancy a choc-tastic treat, we’ve drafted in Critical Care Paramedic Laurie Phillipson. Without further ado, we introduce to you: Laurie’s Vegan Brownie Traybake.

Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake Recipe »  Vegan Traybake Recipe »

Create your Crew

Can you create your very own Crew? Buy or bake your very own gingerbread men and women, and decorate them to look like our team! Our Pre-hospital Care Doctors wear a red flight suit, our Critical Care Paramedics wear a black top with red sleeves and red trousers, and our Pilots and co-Pilots wear blue. Why not take a picture to show off your decorating skills and send it to us using #CreateyourCrew?

Create your Crew

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A Very British Afternoon Tea Gallery

Take a look at some of our supporters Afternoon Tea photos!



“BerryWorld are delighted to support our local life-saving Charity by being the proud sponsor of A Very British Afternoon Tea” Emma Parsons, BerryWorld


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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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Walk those paws for a life-saving cause!


Bring your pooch along for a three mile walk, plus demonstrations and training tips from TV dog behaviourist Dima Yeremenko!