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Blue Sunday Tea Party 2024

Champion fundraiser Anna Redshaw’s Blue Sunday Tea Party is celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2024 and has so far raised over £100,000 for M.E. charities across the world. Join Anna and Action for M.E. this May to raise vital funds for people living with M.E., whilst enjoying tea, cake and community.

Anna has been running the Blue Sunday Tea Party for M.E. since 2013, as a way to fundraise but also to break the isolation so often experienced by people with M.E. You can read more about how the Blue Sunday Tea Party started on Anna’s blog.

How do I take part?

Taking part can be simple. To join us for this year’s Blue Sunday Tea Party on Sunday 19 May:

  • Wear something blue (pyjamas count!)
  • Dig out your best cups and saucers
  • Bake or buy your favourite cake
  • Post a photo of your tea party set up on social media. Share with the hashtags #TeaPartyForME2024 and #BlueSunday2024
  • If you're able to, invite your family and friends to enjoy tea and cake with you, in person or via video call
  • Donate the price you'd pay in a café if you're able to
  • Connect with others online who are doing the same.

How do I fundraise for Action for M.E.?

Anna fundraises for a range of charities through Blue Sunday, including Action for M.E. and we are very grateful for her support. There are a number of ways you can join her in supporting us:

  • If you’re hosting your own tea party, you can set up your own fundraising page on JustGiving via Anna’s Team page.
  • Donate via Anna’s fundraising page
  • If you’re hosting an in-person tea party, you might like to collect cash, which you can then bank and pay in via Anna’s fundraising page.

Anna also has some great digital downloads available and Blue Sunday t-shirts available to purchase.

We have Action for M.E. fundraising packs available too. If you’d like one, contact our friendly fundraising team via email or by phone 0117 927 9551.

How do I connect with others on the day?

Make sure to follow Anna on social media to stay up to date with the Blue Sunday Plans!

Follow the hashtags #TeaPartyforME2024 and #BlueSunday2024 on the day to connect with others around the world taking part.

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If you have any questions about how to hold your own Tea Party for M.E., or for help with fundraising, contact our friendly fundraising team by phone 0117 927 9551 or by email

With huge thanks to Anna, for bringing the community together and supporting Action for M.E.

Photos from Anna and other lovely supporters of their Blue Sunday Tea Parties