BARNARDO’S is inviting people across the Black Country to put the kettle on and gather their family and friends for a tea party that will help to change children’s lives.

The ‘Barnardo’s Afternoon Royal Tea Party’ aims to give people the chance to celebrate the royal events this year including the much-awaited wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, while raising vital funds for children who are supported by the charity.

The charity, whose Midlands’s base is located in Halesowen, has launched a step-by-step guide on how to host a tea party fit for kings and queens of all ages, complete with fundraising ideas and royal-themed quizzes and games.

Russell Delew, Barnardo’s director of fundraising, said: “We’re all excited about the royal wedding and are keen to offer a way for everyone to mark the occasion and support our charity at the same time.

“We’d love to see lots of people getting involved and hosting a tea party at their home or at their favourite local café or at their place of work.

“It promises to be a lot of fun, with the money raised making a dramatic difference to the lives of many of the children and young people that we support.”

For a free fundraising pack, or for more information about the charity, visit