"The perfect excuse to catch up with friends over tea and cake, and support Amnesty at the same time" - Amanda, Amnesty International supporter and tea-lover
AmnesTeas are fundraising events of all shapes and sizes with some things in common: tea, cake and the will to make a difference and stand together against human rights abuses.
Whether it's a small, fuss-free occasion at home or a bigger event in a public space, school or workplace, hosting an AmnesTea is so simple and fun it's little wonder that thousands of people across the country have come together over the years to raise a toast to freedom with a good brew and a cake or two.
Why not host your own AmnesTea? All you need is an hour or two and some imagination to get things started. Whether you raise £3 or £300 you'll be making a vital contribution to our human rights work around the world.
Fighting for justice has never been so easy (or delicious!).
Make the most of our downloadable resources:
- Order your free AmnesTea kit
- Download our how-to guide (PDF)
- Read our checklist (PDF)
- Read our safety guidelines (PDF)
- Put together a press release about your AmnesTea for your local paper
- Download the poster template in A3 format (JPEG) | in A4 format (JPEG)
- Download the AmnesTea invitation template (JPEG)
- Print out our AmnesTea bunting (PDF)
- Make your own cake toppers (PDF)
- Pay in your AmnesTea funds online
Need some inspiration?
Maybe you'll host a prize-winning tea
There are prizes to be won for the most outstanding contributions to AmnesTea in 2013! It's not all about raising big sums, there's something for everyone. The categories are:
- Top fundraising tea - the most raised in one event
- Top quirky tea - the most outlandish theme or unusual location
- Top tea pic - the best photo of your event or guests
To be in with a chance of winning, you need to send us your funds, photos and details of your event before 30 November 2013.
TEA AND SOLIDARITY
Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has been campaigning for human rights in Zimbabwe for ten years. Over that decade, members of the group have been repeatedly arrested, harassed and beaten by police - but they continue to speak out about social and economic injustice.
Your tea party guests could send a rose in support of WOZA
"Amnesty is our big sister. When I'm in prison, if I know that someone, my big sister, is shouting for me, telling people about me, then I feel less distressed, less frightened, less alone." - Jenni Williams (right), WOZA National Coordinator
When your guests have gone home, you have eaten the remnants of cake and drained your teapot, it will be time to send in the funds you have raised.
Alternatively send them via cheque or postal order to our Supporter Care Team in our London office:
Amnesty International UK
The Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
Phone +44 (0) 20 7033 1777
Fax +44 (0) 20 7033 1503
Textphone +44 (0) 20 7033 1664
Remember to include your name and address, and tell us how you raised the money.