The Big Lunch at Christmas
The Big Lunch brings millions of people together to share friendship, food and fun as the UK’s annual celebration for neighbours and communities. It’s a simple idea that has a lasting positive impact on those who take part.
We’re encouraging everyone to gather neighbours, friends, colleagues or volunteers to celebrate our connections and keep our communities cosy.
Here’s all the resources you need to host a Big Lunch at Christmas, from invites to cracker templates and food flags.
Our Big Lunch at Christmas helped people who might be feeling lonely. I just love the idea of people coming together, especially when they’re eating. Everyone can come and join in.Eloner
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Five ways your organisation can get involved
There are lots of ways your business, school or community group can join in with The Big Lunch at Christmas and help spread warmth and connection over this festive period.
Here are some easy ways your organisation can join in with The Big Lunch at Christmas.
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Why not try a Mince Hi?
Bake or buy a few mince pies and share with neighbours, colleagues, or your wider community. Stop for a minute, say hi and make time to talk this winter.
Warm Welcome Spaces
We know the cold, dark months can be challenging in many ways, particularly so for those with worries about food and heating, and those who are lonely and isolated.
Our friends at Warm Welcome are ensuring everyone has somewhere warm and friendly to go this winter. They’ve got a map listing thousands of Warm Welcome Spaces where communities can gather for warmth, welcome and meaningful connections.
Why not explore your local Warm Welcome Space, it’s a great place to connect with your community and to make new friends, and if you have access to a local community space, why not list it on the Warm Welcome map?
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