RariTea Events

Raise Rare Disease Awareness: Host a RariTea event!

Raising awareness of Rare Diseases is crucial to every aspect of our work to improve services and the quality of life.  We all love a wee cuppa with our friends or when we can a lovely afternoon tea, so why not use our favourite tipple,  the good old cup of tea to help us raise awareness of this important issue!

RariTEA events coincide with the worldwide events marking International Rare Disease Day on 28 February, and our RariTEA campaign runs from the end February to mid-March  each year.

To get involved, just get together – a few individuals, an organisation, a business, a sports team – and hold a RariTEA event. It can be a posh afternoon tea or a mug of Builder’s Brew…just have some tea, and take a picture (or two) for Twitter, Instagram etc tagging @NI_RDP (Twitter or Instagram) or @NIRDPNews on Facebook, and use the hashtags #nirdp #raritea #strongertogether

Register your interest contact info@nirdp.org.uk  show that we are #StrongerTogether, and help make a difference for the rare disease community!

All money raised will go directly towards our work to help families and patients affected by rare conditions access the help and support that they need.  To find out more contact us via email at info@nirdp.org.uk 

Show your support in February and help make a difference to the lives of those affected by rare and hard to diagnose conditions.


Please find below a list of RariTea events that are happening within your local area.  Each event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to drop in, share a cuppa and help raise awareness of rare conditions across Northern Ireland.

Virtual Musical RariTea Sunday February 2021 at 3pm via Zoom


Unfortunately no events were held in 2020 due to Covid19

Previous Events


We are partnering with local tea company, Infuse Artisan Tea, a Coleraine based business, who will be helping to lead the way.

Come along to our Launch event, on Thursday 21 February in the Burrendale Hotel,  51 Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, BT33 0JY, from 2 pm to 4 pm- Register here!

Or join us on Monday 4 March, in Harrison’s of Greyabbey, 35 Ballybryan Road, Greyabbey, BT 22 2RB, from 10.30 to 12.30- Register here!

Patricia’s Coffee House, Unit 1a, 100-114 Strand Road, Atlantic Quay, Londonderry, Derry BT48 7NR, 12-4pm, Friday, 22nd Feb

The Savvy Swapper Charity Fundraiser & RariTea Event, Farset International, 466 Springfield Road, BT12 7DW Belfast, 11am – 2pm, Saturday, 2 March 2019

Infuse Tea, 52 New Row, Coleraine BT52 1AF, 11am – 2pm, Sunday, 3rd March

Harrisons of Greyabbey, 35 Ballybryan Rd, Newtownards BT22 2RB, 10:30am, Monday 4th March.  To assist with catering requirements please contact Sam Robinson via sam@nirdp.org.uk

Café Nero, Crescent Link Retail Park, Unit 2, Londonderry BT47 6SA, 11-3pm, Tuesday 5th Mar

Nancy Said Crochet Club, Carrickfergus, Thursday 7 March, Fully Booked

Signature Pilates, Farranshane House, 1 Ballygore Rd, Antrim BT41 2RN, On Friday 8 Mar  10.30am – noon, All welcome

Antrim Library Knit and Knatter Group, 10 Railway St, Antrim BT41 4AE, Friday 8 Mar at 2pm