Host a RefuTEA

Since its launch to celebrate World Refugee Day in June 2010, more and more people are hosting a RefuTEA with their friends, family, colleagues and local community.

Tea parties are fun, easy to organise and can raise pots! Your RefuTEA will help us raise the vital funds we need to continue our work protecting vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

We can’t think of a better reason to put the kettle on!

Easy as one, two, tea!

Step one: Register to receive your free host pack in the post.

Please note that we are not currently sending out RefuTEA packs as we are in the process of redesigning the packs. However, if you order one now you will receive a new pack when they are available. Thank you for your patience!

Step two: Send out invitations to your guests.

Step three: Tea!

Your free host pack will include:

  • Welcome letter
  • Step-by-step guide to make your RefuTEA a success
  • Gift Aid and donation form for offline donations
  • 2 RefuTEA posters to advertise your event
  • Refugee Council poster
  • Information about the Refugee Council and RefuTEA balloons

To receive your FREE host pack, register online, phone 020 7346 1205 or email

To get inspiration for your own tea party visit our Facebook page or Flickr to see photos of previous RefuTEAs hosted across the UK.

Or if you're stuck for ideas about what to serve at your tea party, why not download our recipe for RefuTEA Scones? They're quick, easy to make, and delicious (if we say so ourselves!). Simply click here to download the full recipe:

Download our recipe for RefuTEA SconesJoin the conversation on Twitter and use #RefuTEA to tell us about your ideas for your RefuTEA - we'd love to hear from you!

After your event, remember to send us the funds you’ve raised with the completed donation form in the host pack. Or if you'd rather collect donations online, why not set up a Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving page? These are really quick and easy to set up, and you can also use them to promote your event by sending the link to your page to your family and friends!

You can also donate to us on our website, by post or over the phone on 020 7346 1205.