Celebrities come out in Force for the Big Brew Up campaign

Celebrities come out in Force for the Big Brew Up campaign

2 June 2017

Celebrities come out in Force for the Big Brew Up campaign

This year’s Big Brew Up campaign is fast proving itself to be the most successful one to date with support from the local community, Armed Forces family and celebrities alike.


SSAFA Ambassador Antony Cotton has appeared on Good Morning Britain to promote this great cause, a light-hearted survey into the nation’s tea habits has appeared in regional press outlets and our star-filled photo shoot landed in some top national titles.

Our Big Brew Up photoshoot was a whimsical take on a tea party, with the four celebrities each posing in a giant teacup in 1940’s military uniform. The shoot was supported by Angela Rippon, Antony Cotton (of Coronation Street), Fleur East (chart-topping singer) and Kate Wright (reality television favourite).

Antony Cotton, SSAFA Ambassador, says: “There is nothing I like more than sharing a cuppa and a chat with a mate, which is why I always look forward to SSAFA’s Big Brew Up each year!

Our Armed Forces have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe and deserve all the support we can give them. I encourage everyone out there to get involved in the campaign, by inviting their friends and family over for tea and cake, and asking them to donate to this worthwhile cause.”

All donations that are drummed up at a tea party will go to SSAFA, which provides vital support for members of the Forces, past and present, and their families when in need. From helping those coming to terms with life changing injuries or having lost a loved one in battle, to providing care for elderly veterans, SSAFA works tirelessly to provide help and support for all members of the military family.

Kate Wright Antony Cotton Angela Rippon Fleur East