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The Big Lunch at Park Street

15 June 2015

Age UK Lincoln and the Lincoln branch of Halifax Bank partnered to host our first ever The Big Lunch event on Sunday 7th June.

The Big Lunch took place outside Age UK Lincoln’s Park Street Activity Centre and extended onto Mint Street and Beaumont Fee (sections of the three roads were closed to accommodate the event).


From left to right: Age UK Lincoln chief executive Michele Seddon, Assistant Manager Helena Burt, Mayor of Lincoln Andrew Kelly with representatives from the Lincoln branch of Halifax Bank


The new Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Andrew Kelly and Lincoln MP Karl McCartney attended to meet and greet guests of all ages and participate in the meal.


Helena Burt, Assistant Manager at Age UK Lincoln, said: “We work hard at Age UK Lincoln to fight loneliness and improve the lives of older people in the city and its surrounding areas.


“The event was an opportunity for our service users and the rest of our community to come together and enjoy each other’s company over sandwiches and cakes.”


Daniel Sharkey, Customer Advisor and Community Officer at Halifax, said: “Lincoln has a large demographic of older people and a lot of them are our customers.


“Age UK Lincoln is one of the biggest community groups in the city making a positive impact on the lives of older people.”


The Big Lunch was launched in 2009 by the Eden Project and is supported by Halifax and Asda. It is a free and public event which aims to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.


Photos from The Big Lunch