Cuppa For A Cause

Host an Event

Sipping a warm cuppa in the comfort of your own home is one of life’s simple pleasures. By donating in exchange for a cup of tea, Meals on Wheels NSW can ensure thousands of Australians are never without their favourite brew. Support the strength of a good cuppa and spread the warmth by hosting your own Cuppa for a Cause. (Download your poster and invitation to fundraise for Meals on Wheels NSW to keep the cuppas coming)

Plan your Tea Party

We’ve booked the date, so all you need to do is choose the venue. Once that’s decided, you can now start planning your cuppa event. Whether you’re representing a business, a Meals on Wheels Service or plan on having the event at home, it’s never been easier hosting Cuppa for a Cause. From invitations and email templates, to request a donation forms and FAQs — the resources below cover everything you need. 

On the Day

Apart from being an excellent way to raise money, Cuppa for a Cause is a great team bonding exercise. Suggest to management that they encourage all staff to participate — staff who sip together, stay together. Don’t forget to build the excitement and gather a crowd through posters in communal areas and group emails. If you’re a member of the public or a Meals on Wheels Service; hampers, raffles and even charging an entry fee are all great ways to turn the old donation drive into something tea-rific.

After your Event

After the tea’s been sipped and cakes have turned to crumbs, send a thank you note to your guests. If you’re having trouble putting into words exactly how grateful you are, you can head to our resources section below to copy our thank you template. The final step is to donate the funds. Once funds have been donated, you’ll receive your tax invoice.


Fundraising works best when the maximum amount of money is put back into the community. We want your hard earned dollars to go further, which is why we don’t mail out physical kits with posters etc. to our Cuppa for a Cause hosts. To us, your money is better spent helping those in need, rather than on fancy aprons, balloons, flyers or disposable plates.

Below are all the resources you need to run a successful Cuppa for a Cause fundraiser. Print out our posters, send out our invitations and enjoy a cuppa knowing that your money is being spent in the most efficient way possible.

Event Invitation

Event Poster

Where the Funds Go

Beyond Bank Tea Chart

Email Templates

Simply copy and paste the below into your email or thank you letter


Invitation email template:

You’ve been invited to celebrate this year’s Cuppa for a Cause.

Established by Meals on Wheels NSW, Cuppa for a Cause was set up to raise funds for those in need whilst simultaneously bringing people together. This year, we’re doing the hosting duties and would love to see you and your generous mugs on the (date/time) in (location).

So bring along a small donation, your favourite tea and some delicious goodies and help us in raising funds for a truly awesome cause. Together, we can support one of Australia’s most deserving charities one sip at a time. Trust us, it will be tea-rific.

Please RSVP by (date/time)

‘Thank you’ email template:

Thank you for your support!

We raised XXXX

The money raised means that Meals on Wheels NSW can continue to help those who are truly in need. Thanks to your generosity more Australians will now have nutritious meals, home visits and ongoing support.

Donation request email template:

For over 60 years, Meals on Wheels NSW has grown to become a driving force of care in the community. In the course of a year, over 4.5 million meals are delivered by more than 35,000 volunteers to about 10,500 recipients in both regional and metro areas of NSW. Sadly, they can’t do all this amazing work by themselves and need our support.

Established by Meals on Wheels NSW, Cuppa for a Cause was set up to raise funds for those in need whilst simultaneously bringing communities together. This year, we’d love you to support us in raising funds and donating to a truly worthy cause.

If you’d like to come along to our Cuppa for a Cause event or you simply want to donate then please get in contact.

(Insert contact Details and RSVP date)