Mad Tea Party 2018 is coming

The Mad Tea Party, or Bezumnoe Chaepitie, is an annual charity initiative held on the 26th of November to celebrate the birthday of Podari Zhizn, our sister charity in Russia. The idea behind the Mad Tea Party is to raise a cup of tea, or coffee, recognise Podari Zhizn’s achievements, gather vital funds and support children with cancer.

The first Mad Tea Party took place as recently as 2014. Around 300 tea parties across Russia, Europe and the rest of the world made over £42,000 that year.

In 2015 Gift of Life supporters alone raised over £10,000 with just over 20 big and small tea parties from London to Paris to Tokyo, and back via the USA.

The year 2016 was truly outstanding: Gift of Life supporters gathered over £25,400 through more than 30 tea parties in London, Leeds, Oxford, Berlin, New York, and other cities. The overall donation Mad Tea Party was over £68,000 including parties in Russia.

In 2017 donations to Mad Tea Party appeal exceeded £10,000 - with the money mostly raised at the private Afternoon Tea with Princess Catherine Galitzine, our Patron.

This year, as usual, we are raising funds for the kids with cancer in Russian hospitals. You are invited to step in and host your own fundraising Mad Tea Party for friends, families, and colleagues around the 26th of November. Get together, brew a pot of flavoursome tea, indulge in a piece of cake, donate generously in aid of little patients in Russian hospitals, and share the word across social media with #madteaparty #безумноечаепитие.

Enjoy your tea and make it count. Spasibo!