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Want to meet new people in your neighbourhood, learn new skills and do something fun to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?
The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project which aims to encourage as many people in the UK as possible to have lunch with their neighbours once a year, for a few hours of friendship, fun and of course, a bit of food!
In 2012, it is also celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 3rd June and will be called The Big Jubilee Lunch. 60 years on the throne is a huge occasion which we probably won’t experience again in our lifetimes.
A Big Jubilee Lunch can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown party with food, music and bunting that quite literally stops the traffic.
It isn’t hard to organise a Big Jubilee Lunch and it can be lots of fun. Young people are great networkers brimming with creative ideas to make an amazing celebration and the benefits are huge.
Not only will your community see the difference straight away, with more people getting to know each other creating a friendlier, safer and happier place to live, The Big Lunch is also a fantastic opportunity to develop your own skills, increase confidence and add something special to that all important CV. Anything from growing food for the table, right through to creating the decoration, entertainment and inviting people – there’s a role for everyone.
There are lots of ideas, recipes, games and inspiration on The Big Lunch website to get you started andfree packs are available with posters, invites, a wall planner, some seeds to plant and loads more. Simply visit our website to request yours now
Last year the best part of 2 million people came out of their houses to reclaim their communities and get to know each other. With The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year a record number of people are expected to take part. So what are you waiting for? Join in by pledging to hold a Big Jubilee Lunch in your area on or around Sunday 3rd June 2012 and make a real difference where you live.
If you’re extra keen you can also join our team by becoming a Big Lunch Champion – a volunteer helping to spread the word about The Big Lunch, encouraging and supporting lots of Big Lunches in your area.
For more information, check our our page onvinspired.com or call 0845 850 8181.
Claire Crook works at The Big Lunch.