Volunteers needed for the Big Lunch

Community-minded volunteers are being sought by Wandsworth Council.

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Published on
May 25, 2016


Wandsworth Council is appealing for volunteers and entrepreneurs to help make an annual family fun day better than ever this year.

The Big Lunch event, which is billed for Saturday 25 June at the Rose Community Centre, in Ascalon Street, Battersea, will serve as a showcase for local entrepreneurs and give people the chance to have a free feast with their neighbours.

As well as traditional family fare, the organisers of the Big Lunch are in the process of arranging music entertainment as well as great food and the chance to mingle with neighbours and forge new friendships.

Now in its ninth year, The Big Lunch was first held in streets, community centres and gardens across the country in 2009 after charity The Eden Project came up with the idea of getting people of all ages and backgrounds together for a party. Last year more than 7million people took part.

Wandsworth Council will be footing the bill for this year’s Big Lunch in Battersea.

Volunteers are needed to help man stalls and make sure the day’s festivities run smoothly and there is still space of entrepreneurs to ply their bespoke wares and drum up some local trade.

Glenn Burnell, Queenstown Community Engagement Coordinator, who is one of the Big Lunch organisers, said: “We are lucky to have a fantastic community in Queenstown and we’re keen that as many people as possible come forward to make it a memorable get-together for everyone. We have some acts lined up to perform and there are a couple of young entrepreneurs who have said they want to set out their stalls. There is room for other people to do the same thing.

“This year we are looking at doing a local litter pick to make the streets around the centre free of rubbish both before and after the Big Lunch.

“I would urge anyone who would like to get involved in this family fun event to come forward. Everyone is welcome to join in.”

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