Dorset residents urged to take part in The Big Lunch get-together for neighbours

RAISE A GLASS: The Big Lunch in Wareham

RAISE A GLASS: The Big Lunch in Wareham

First published in News

PEOPLE from Dorset are being invited to take part in The Big Lunch, the UK’s biggest annual get-together for neighbours.

The 2014 initiative will see thousands of communities holding events and street parties on Sunday, June 1 as part of The Big Lunch, which is now in its sixth year and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and partnered by Halifax, Asda and StreetClub by B&Q.

Rod Curtis, who has organised Big Lunches in Wareham, said: “We’ve had two fantastic Big Lunch events so far, starting with the Queen’s Dia-mond Jubilee in 2013 and the 60th anniversary of her coronation last year.

“The events were so successful that we are going to carry on the tradition and hold a Big Lunch this year with plans to combine it with our annual Wareham Music Festival.”

In 2013 more than 3.65 million people took part in Big Lunches across the UK, including thousands from Dorset.

Free packs for 2014 are now available from thebiglunch.com.

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11:11am Tue 25 Feb 14

John T says...

Another Diamond from the OHEC's intrepid reporters. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was in 2012 not 2013.
Another Diamond from the OHEC's intrepid reporters. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was in 2012 not 2013. John T
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12:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

dennisterrey says...

3.65 billion in the UK got involved? Didn't realise we had so many people in Britain.
3.65 billion in the UK got involved? Didn't realise we had so many people in Britain. dennisterrey
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12:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

skydriver says...

dennisterrey wrote:
3.65 billion in the UK got involved? Didn't realise we had so many people in Britain.
I think you should read the article again it's says, 3.65 million Not billion !
[quote][p][bold]dennisterrey[/bold] wrote: 3.65 billion in the UK got involved? Didn't realise we had so many people in Britain.[/p][/quote]I think you should read the article again it's says, 3.65 million Not billion ! skydriver
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