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Coronation Big Lunch celebrated by millions

The numbers are in… almost 1 in 5 people took part in the Coronation celebrations with a Coronation Big Lunch!

0.00 million

came together to celebrate the Coronation

Almost 1 in 5

people took part

£ 0.00 m

raised for good causes, 75% of them local

Highlights from the Coronation Big Lunch

Community is more important than ever

The success of the Coronation Big Lunch highlights the value of bringing communities closer together and supporting good causes.

A YouGov poll in April 2023 highlighted a widespread desire to do more in the community.

  • More than half of people (54%) want to donate money, food or goods in their community but feel less able to support now than they did a year ago, due to increases in the cost of living.


  • Three in four UK adults (78%) believe local charities, volunteers and kindly neighbours play a vital role in supporting people through tough times.


  • 80% say the country would struggle to cope without work done by volunteers.


  • Six in ten (60%) of us are concerned about the future prospects of our community.

Get involved

The Coronation Big Lunch might be over, but there’s still plenty of ways to get involved! Hold a Big Lunch or get stuck into a community event.

“I urge everyone, of any age, to have a Big Lunch – could be a picnic, a tea party, a sit-down affair. Just the perfect recipe for fun, to meet new people and support a good cause. Go for it, do!”

Dame Prue Leith

Find out more

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