Next year in May, The Big Lunch, an idea for the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery, will bring together a team of walkers to visit and shine a light on thriving community projects right across Wales and the UK. The search is now on for two community-minded people from Wales to take part in 2019.
The four UK teams will step out on four routes starting on Friday 17 May, visiting people and communities on the countdown to The Big Lunch culminating on the weekend of 1 & 2 June.
Over two weeks our friendly teams will set off on a journey across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England to chit-chat with the nation and shine a light on the extraordinary things that ordinary people do to bring people together where they live.
Peter Stewart, Executive Director of The Big Lunch said:
“We’re looking for friendly folk who love to bring people together as much as we do. We’re going out across the UK to celebrate the positive and amazing people at the heart of our communities; so if you’re passionate about community and fancy joining us for a stroll next May, it’s time to apply now!”
The Big Lunch walkers will visit over 100 community projects and initiatives, to meet people and celebrate the inspiring stories from neighbourhoods, many of whom hold Big Lunches or are already involved in community activities.
Jude Boutle, Wales’ Big Lunch walk participant in 2018 said: “If you want to be inspired and re-energised by meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities, then go apply to be part of this experience. I’m so proud and thankful that I had the opportunity in 2018 so go on, grab those boots and apply!”
The walkers will gather and share Big Lunch tips, hints, recipes and craft ideas to inspire others so that anyone and everyone can learn easy ways to help them bring their own neighbourhood closer together.
Are you ready for a challenge that could change your life? The walkers will need to be physically and mentally fit as this will be a hugely rewarding, but also challenging and demanding experience. If you would like to take part, visit our website for more information:
www.edenprojectcommunities.com/communitywalk or email us at [email protected]