Virtual tea party

Afternoon tea at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

We’re inviting you to join our virtual tea party to celebrate our 125th anniversary on Sunday 31 May at 3pm. Grab a cuppa, a slice of cake and settle down for a personal message from someone special who wants to say a massive thank you for all your support, and everything that we’ve achieved together in looking after nature, beauty and history.

This month we were meant to be celebrating our anniversary year with a garden party at Buckingham Palace. As the most important thing now is staying safe, it's not possible for us to come together in person for such a positive occasion, so we’re bringing the celebrations to you in the comfort of your own home.

This virtual celebration will allow us to recognise the members, volunteers, staff and supporters who have helped us protect places of historic interest and natural beauty. Your support means future generations can continue to explore, experience and enjoy the places we all love so much.

It's almost party time, so why not go all out and dust off your Sunday best, bake some afternoon tea treats or dress your table for the occasion? You could even share your virtual tea party with your family and friends through video chats and photos – the more the merrier. But if you’d prefer a simple cuppa and slice of cake, that’s still a perfect way to celebrate everything you’ve done for us.

For 125 years, you’ve helped strengthen the belief and vision of our founders through the protection and care of many of our nation’s most beautiful and precious landscapes and houses.

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we’ve come a long way. Thanks to you, we now look after hundreds of miles of coast, countryside, woods, parks and gardens for everyone to benefit and thrive from. You’ve also helped restore, rebuild and care for hundreds of remarkable houses and an extensive array of collections.

We appreciate your support more than ever as we work to ensure the places and nature we look after can continue to be enjoyed by everyone when it’s safe for us to be together again. Without you, all the work and conservation we do wouldn’t be possible. Thank you.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

A massive thanks to our more than 5.6 million members, 65,000 volunteers, 14,000 staff and everyone else who's helped us protect special places this year.