Kettle on, tea pot at the ready – it’s time to sign up for SSAFA’s Big Brew Up!

SSAFA, the UK’s oldest Armed Forces charity, is excited to announce the annual Big Brew Up is now open for sign ups. The Big Brew Up encourages friends, family and colleagues to come together and host a tea party, whilst raising vital funds to support members of our military community in need.

Fundraising packs are now available to order at, for anyone who is eager to put the kettle on and give back to our Armed Forces.

The pack has all the ‘tea-ssentials’ for a successful tea party, including a Big Brew Up event guide, posters, event invites, collection tins, balloons and stickers.

All donations that are drummed up at your tea party will go to SSAFA, which provides vital support for members of the Forces, past and present, and their families when in need. From helping those coming to terms with life changing injuries or having lost a loved one in battle, to providing care for elderly veterans, SSAFA works tirelessly to provide help and support for all members of the military family.

Antony Cotton, SSAFA Ambassador, says: “There is nothing I like more than sharing a cuppa and a chat with a mate, which is why I always look forward to SSAFA’s Big Brew Up each year!

Our Armed Forces have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe and deserve all the support we can give them. I encourage everyone out there to get involved in the campaign, by inviting their friends and family over for tea and cake, and asking them to donate to this worthwhile cause.”

Tegan Jones, SSAFA’s Director of Fundraising says: “This June we are asking the public to get behind SSAFA by hosting their own Big Brew Up. It is a fantastic way to catch up with friends and family, try your hand at baking and raise money that will make a real difference.

The donations we receive from our supporters enable us to continue to support members of our Armed Forces community in need.”

 Big Brew Up runs from 19th – 23rd June, but you can hold one at any time. Order your fundraising pack at today!

Find SSAFA on Twitter (@SSAFA), Facebook (@SSAFAOfficial) and Instagram (@ssafa_armedforcescharity) and use #BigBrewUp.

About SSAFA:

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity (formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association), provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force, and their families. This includes both regulars and reserves.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year our staff and team of volunteers help more than 60,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in Afghanistan and Syria.

For more information visit and follow us on Twitter: @SSAFA.

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