Surrey County Council is supporting the Eden Project’s ‘The Big Lunch’ this year.
Running since 2009, The Big Lunch aims to bring people together with their communities and neighbours to meet, chat and have fun, annually fundraising £8m for local causes they care about.
Over six million people take part every year, creating and strengthening community connection across the UK. This year’s Big Lunch weekend is on 5-6 June 2021.
Surrey has seen many of its communities come together to support each other in an unprecedented way this year, and The Big Lunch offers a great opportunity for people across the county to celebrate this and make further positive local connections.
Anyone looking to get involved can sign up for a free Big Lunch pack, which contains plenty of tips and ideas on how to host a Big Lunch event. Pictures from events across the county can be shared on social media using the hashtag #surreytogether.
Mark Nuti, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Communities said: “The amazing energy and compassion found in communities across Surrey has helped us through the most challenging and difficult year. The pandemic brought people closer together in supporting and looking out for each other, proving how valuable and important we all are in making this such a wonderful place to live.
“The Big Lunch is a fantastic opportunity for residents across the county to come together to enjoy and celebrate all that is good about our communities. I would love to see everyone sign up for the Big Lunch Weekend to connect with neighbours and friends (following guidelines) in what should be a wonderful celebration. Let’s come together and keep building a better/ stronger more inclusive Surrey.”
Peter Stewart, Eden Project Executive Director said: “Together we can inspire millions of people across the UK to hold a Big Lunch and make positive local connections in their communities.”