Great British Tea Party 2016 – thousands of pounds raised to fund our programmes

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Archbishop of York with ANTRUK volunteer Jenny Hildyard

Archbishop of York with ANTRUK volunteer Jenny Hildyard

Our second annual Great British Tea Party has been a resounding success.  Money is still coming in but we raised thousands of pounds towards our goal of tackling antibiotic resistance. GBTPs are the charity’s main national annual fundraising event and Tea Parties have been held all over the UK

The Tea Party’s kept everyone busy with baking cakes, making pots of tea and generally having fun as well as raising money for a good cause.  The talk at the Helmsley Arts Centre was well received and we managed to raise £400 at this event.  Our own GBTP at our house arranged mainly by my wife raised nearly £300 and many other Tea Party monies have been received. Money and photos are still coming in which is fantastic.  Have you submitted pictures of your cakes yet to enter into our competition for the best cake? Entries close today 21 November 2016 and will be judged by Jo Wheatley, a Great British Bakeoff winner.

In York, we were very pleased that our Patron, Dr John Sentamu hosted a

Kevin Hollinrake MP, wife Nikki and GBTP guests

Kevin Hollinrake MP, wife Nikki and GBTP guests

GBTP at Bishopthorpe Palace – we hope he will invite us again next year!

At the GBTP at our house, we were very pleased that our local MP Kevin Hollinrake and his wife Nikki were able to come.  Kevin has worked tirelessly for the charity over the past 18 months and we are extremely grateful for his support.

So please keep your photos and money coming in, spread the word about our charity and make a note for your diary that next year’s GBTP is on Saturday 18 November 2017.  Thank you everyone who helped us to make this year’s GBTP bigger and better than ever.









Some amazing cakes were baked particularly at the events held at the universities of York, Warwick and Sheffield.  Look at some of these beauties and hope that you don’t encounter any of them carrying AMR genes. You might get more than an upset tummy! Any more photos to come in? Keep sending them.


Some mutated cakes from the Uni of York GBTP


ANTRUK is working to kill this cake with its ARB approach (cake courtesy of Uni of Warwick AMR GBTP)


Emily Fisk’s superbug from Sheffield Uni AMR GBTP

Sheffield Uni AMR GBTP

Sheffield Uni AMR GBTP