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The Big Jubilee Lunch

Published on 21 February 2012 12:00 PM

Age Cymru is one of the organisations to pledge our support for The Big Jubilee Lunch, which takes place on Sunday 3 June.

The event is part of celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, as announced by Buckingham Palace.
More than 50 of the UK's largest community groups, membership organisations and charities have pledged their support for The Big Jubilee Lunch.

Other organisations involved include the Scout Association, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Neighbourhood Watch, the National Federation of Women's Institutes, and our sister charity - Age UK.

Collectively, we're encouraging our 15 million members across the UK to host Big Jubilee Lunch celebrations and encouraging individuals and groups to come together to share lunch with neighbours, friends and family - this could be a street party, or a gathering in a back garden, park or community hall.

Age Cymru's Chief Executive Robert Taylor OBE says:

"We're passionate about recognising the amazing contribution older people make to everyday life in their communities. 

"The Big Lunch offers a great opportunity to involve older people in any plans to celebrate.

"We're asking anyone organising a Big Lunch in Wales to make sure they invite older neighbours, friends and relatives. 

"After all if you're celebrating the Jubilee what better way to find out what life was like 60 years ago? Just ask someone who was there!"

Peter Stewart, campaigns director of the Eden Project, says:

"The support from the UK's membership organisations, community groups and charities has been amazing. 

"They have issued a rallying call to their members to get involved and get together in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

"With less than four months to go to the big day we are confident this will be the biggest Big Lunch ever with many millions more people holding street celebrations with their neighbours to celebrate The Queen's big day, to have fun and build stronger neighbourhoods.

"It will soon be time to break out the bunting again!"

The Big Jubilee Lunch is led by the Eden Project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and partnered by MasterCard, Kingsmill and EDF Energy.

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