Now in its 12th year, the Eden Project initiative is a truly moveable feast, as communities are being encouraged to join in whenever works best for them – from Big Lunch weekend on 5 June – whether that’s to say cheers to volunteers, connect with neighbours or simply to say thank you.
Online, on the doorstep, over the fence or on the go – there are loads of different ways to join in, depending on what works in your area and what’s safe and inclusive for your communities.
Reconnecting with neighbours will be great, however The Big Lunch’s latest research, carried out by OnePoll, revealed that over 20 million people in the UK are suffering with re-entry anxiety.
Around 55% of the UK’s population are still wary about socialising without restrictions, while around 10 million people have said that they have forgotten how to have a proper conversation. Despite the apprehension, there are over 25 million people who ARE relieved about the prospect of socialising without restrictions, so The Big Lunch aims to help those who aren’t build up their social fitness and feel confident about getting back out into their communities.
Help spread the word in your area and encourage as many people as possible to set their own big date to celebrate the #MonthOfCommunity