World Tea Party

Join the SPANA World Tea Party and help the working animals of the world.

You can raise funds for sick and injured working animals this summer by hosting a SPANA World Tea Party.

world-tea-party-donkeyGet involved by holding a traditional British tea party, a Moroccan mint tea party, an Ethiopian coffee morning, an Indian chai tea party, or try another of our world-themed tea parties on 8 July, or a date of your choice, to support SPANA’s work.

There’s a special free pack available to download for everyone taking part that includes top tips on how to make your party a success along with a number of delicious recipe ideas such as Moroccan orange and almond cake, plus new for 2017- a banana pupcake recipe so your four-legged friends can enjoy the fun too! You can also order your free pack by post.

If you can’t wait to get started, download your World Tea Party fundraising pack now, including additional recipe cards and fun extras like bunting!

Sign up to receive a printed version of the World Tea Party Pack through the post, including recipe cards, invitations, coasters and lots more!

Click here to donate the funds you raised at your World Tea Party.

Actress Dame Judi Dench spent time in India while working on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films and is encouraging everyone to host an Indian-themed party, using SPANA’s recipe for chai tea:

Dame Judi Dench taken by Sarah Dunn (www.sarahdunn.com)

I’m delighted to lend my support to the SPANA World Tea Party. I fell in love with India while filming there and one of my favourite discoveries was the sweet and spicy taste of a cup of authentic chai tea. Everyone should give this delicious recipe a go and host their very own Indian chai tea party to help working animals. I saw first-hand just how important these animals are to the families that rely on them for the small income that they provide, and SPANA’s work to care for and protect them is both inspiring and essential.
– Dame Judi Dench

Another star of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films, Celia Imrie, is a particular fan of our recipe for coconut ladoos:

I am very proud to support the SPANA World Tea Party and would encourage everyone to have a go at trying out the delicious recipe for a coconut ladoos.

It’s one of my absolute favourite treats from India and it goes perfectly with a cup of chai tea!

Hosting an Indian tea party or another world-themed party is a great excuse to get together with friends and family, try out new recipes, and raise much-needed money to help give medical care, respite and nutrition, and at the same time encouragement and praise to the amazing tirelessly hard working team that direct the help to where it is most vitally needed.

– Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie, star of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, supports SPANA World Tea Party

Author Alexander McCall Smith, who wrote The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which is set in Botswana, is hoping people will be inspired to hold a Botswana-themed party:

It’s wonderful to support the SPANA World Tea Party, and to give a helping hand to working animals in Botswana and elsewhere. I hope that many people will decide to hold a Botswana-themed tea party. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi would certainly approve. “Mind you,” says Mma Ramotswe, “no small portions please.” This is a great excuse to try out some new recipes, while also raising vital funds to help sick and injured working animals and those that depend on them.
– Alexander McCall Smith

writer Alexander McCall Smith supporting the SPANA World Tea Party

The funds raised from donations will help SPANA provide more free veterinary treatment to working animals in developing countries across the world, including Morocco and Ethiopia. Many of the world’s poorest people rely entirely on these animals for their livelihoods, but without SPANA they often have no access to veterinary care, or the means to pay for it.

With a steaming pot of tea, delicious cakes and great conversation, you can help working animals and have a wonderful time too!

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