The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project funded by the BIG Lottery and partnered with MasterCard and Kingsmill. The aim is to encourage as many people in the UK as possible to have lunch with their neighbours once a year, for a few hours of community, friendship and fun. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all kinds of communities, and in 2011 the number of participants doubled to the best part of two million.
In 2012 the event will be called The Big Jubilee Lunch and will proudly support The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 3rd June. A record number of people across the UK are expected to take part. 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 decoration that quite literally stops the traffic.
It’s not too early to start planning! Simply request your free Big Jubilee Lunch Pack online at www.thebiglunch.com or call 0845 850 8181 to speak to one of the team. The pack contains a step-by-step guide to help you get your event off the ground, plus invitations, posters, ‘crowd cooking’ recipe ideas, stickers and much more. If you have any questions about organising a Big Jubilee Lunch please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And to tell us more about your plans or share your story please email email@example.com.