😺 Take the cat personality test NOW


Celebrities take part in virtual tea party to support Guide Dogs Charity

Celebrity tea party for dog charity dog-happy
© guidedogsuk - Instagram

A host of famous faces from sport, TV and film have (virtually) come together to enjoy a cup of tea with their canine companions to support Guide Dogs.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 23/04/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:29

As actress Dame Julie Walters takes a sip from a giant tea cup, dog lover and actor Martin Clunes enjoys afternoon tea with his four canine pals, two Spaniels and two Terriers. Tennis player Andy Murray and his wife Kim also enjoyed their cuppa alongside their two Border Terriers while Hugh Bonnerville’s cheeky pooch tucks into the actor’s ‘H’ mug.

Guinness World Record

The famous faces came together on National Tea Day for a virtual tea party to achieve a Guinness World Record of holding the world's largest virtual tea party to raise money for Guide Dogs.


A post shared by Guide Dogs UK (@guidedogsuk) on

The animal charity, which trains and provides guide dogs for people with sight loss, revealed that they are struggling financially as their income has dropped dramatically since the Coronavirus outbreak. It has urged people to join in the virtual tea party and donate the cost of a cup of tea.

Supporting struggling charity

Other celebrities taking part include gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh who raised a cup alongside two dog statues, newsreader Fiona Bruce, who said cheers with her cute little Irish Terrier and actress Sophie Thompson and Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, who also enjoyed a cuppa in support.

Planning to adopt a dog but stuck on what to call them? Check out our pet name ideas for inspiration!