A hospital charity is inviting its community for a cuppa to celebrate the NHS's 76th birthday.

West Herts Hospitals Charity has organised the NHS Big Tea party on Friday, July 5), from 12.30pm to 3.30pm to raise crucial funds for patients and staff.

The celebration will be held at Watford General Hospital in the gardens at the Vicarage Road entrance.

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The afternoon will feature music, a tombola and a Bake-Off competition.

Before 10am that day, aspiring Paul Hollywoods and Mary Berrys are encouraged to bring their cakes for competition entry to the charity office at the hospital.

No treats containing nuts will be accepted for the competition.

Alison Rosen, CEO of the charity, said: "Our Big Tea party is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the NHS’s birthday with tea and cake and support our wonderful NHS hospitals by raising vital funds to provide extra support to NHS patients and staff.

"We are looking for cake donations for the event, so all you amazing bakers out there - please come along with your bakes and support this fun event, you can even enter your bakes into our Bake-Off competition."

For more details about the tea party, visit https://raisewestherts.org.uk/tea-party/.