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The Big Lunch is coming!

This year is extra special as The Big Jubilee Lunch is part of the official celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend - 2-5 June 2022.

The Big Lunch will once again kick start a whole Month of Community. A Big Lunch can be anything from a small gathering in a communal lounge, garden, park or driveway, to a larger party with trestle tables down the middle of your street.  The idea is by starting simple, all sorts of friendships, ideas and projects can come out of a Big Lunch. It can lead to people doing more within their community and tackling the issues that matter to them most.

The Big Lunch website has lots of information on how to organise and plan an event, from a coffee morning or picnic, to a full-blown street party or community fun day.

The Big Jubilee Lunch | Eden Project Communities

You can sign up for a free information pack with step-by-step guides and information. The website has tips on everything from how to ask for permission to close a road to getting together with your neighbours to plan the event.

Our Social Impact team will be running some Jubilee themed activities before the Big Jubilee Lunch.  You can find more information here. 

For any more advice or information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Dominika Debinska: Dominika.debinska@optivo.org.uk or call 020 803 62370.

Jubilee events in your area

Sussex

Monday 30 May 11am-12.30pm

Wellbeing/InTouch Pre Jubilee Tea
Four Courts Community Centre, Sydney Close, St Leonards on Sea TN38 9DD

Contact Vanessa.porter@optivo.org.uk

Kent

Thursday 26 May, 2-4pm

In partnership with Kent Adult Education, we are running a craft activity with the residents of Atlas Place,  They will be making decorations for their celebration the following week.

 Atlas Place, St Mary's Island, Chatham, 2-4pm

Contact Shona.Matson@optivo.org.uk

1 June, Regis Gate, Sittingbourne

A Jubilee party, including disco and baking!

Contact Wendy.leak@optivo.org.uk

London

Jubilee craft activities at Halton Court scheme, dates to be confirmed.

Contact Antoinette.harriott@optivo.org.uk for more information.

Plant a tree for the Jubilee!

During 2022, we’re being encouraged to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’. The aim is to create the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) across the country.

Everyone from individuals to community groups, in villages, cities, counties, schools and businesses will get involved. The event will go on throughout the year.

The QGC will create a legacy that will last for generations and create green neighbourhoods.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The QGC will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Would you like to join in? Email Contactus@optivo.org.uk or call 0800 121 60 60 to find about whether you could plant a tree in your local community.

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