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Blue Sunday Tea Party 2023

Champion fundraiser Anna Redshaw’s Blue Sunday Tea Party is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023 and has so far raised over £70,000 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 14 May:

  • Wear something blue (pyjamas count!)
  • Dig out your best cups and saucers to make an occasion of it
  • Bake or buy your favourite cake
  • If you can, post a photo of your little tea party set-up to social media
  • Invite your family and friends to enjoy tea and cake with you, in-person or via video call
  • Ask everyone to donate the price you'd pay in a café of tea and cake if they can – some of us haven’t been in a café for years so aren’t sure what this is! But anything from a couple of pounds upwards is much appreciated
  • The idea is people can connect with others online who are doing the same, by commenting on their photos and posts. New friends are made and recipes are swapped.

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:

We have Action for M.E. fundraising packs, which have an Action for M.E. poster, a badge and other resources you can use at your tea party. If you’d like one, contact our friendly fundraising team via email or by phone 0117 927 9551. Anna also has some great digital downloads available, and a free Blue Sunday leaflet.

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 #TeaPartyforME2023 and #BlueSunday2023 on the day to connect with others around the world taking part.

Twitter @theslowlane_ME Instagram @teapartyform.e Facebook @theslowlaneME Blog

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