On Sunday, 12th June Abbey People are expecting a great turn out for the fifth annual Big Lunch!
The posters are up, the face-painters ready and the local Glee Club are warming up to serenade the crowds!
This lively community event kicks off around 12pm on Dudley Road Recreation ground with the Abbey Royal parade – participants are invited to come along dressed as royalty to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. The Mayor will be helping the celebrations go with a swing. There are a whole host of stalls booked, from raffles to games and the ‘100 Years of Coconuts’ returning with their coconut shy. Abbey People are adding a bit of excitement for 2016 with the introduction of a climbing wall! There will also be a marquee with a range of performances including local school choirs making their debut with support from History Works.
Once again, the free BBQ will kindly be cooked by Barnwell Baptist Church with Cambridge FoodCycle cooking the vegetarian options. Attendees at the Big Lunch are asked to bring some soft drink or cake to share.
To make the event run smoothly we are in search of local people who will volunteer some time on the day to help. They will be able to earn time credits – a community currency in which you can earn a credit for each hour you volunteer, these can be exchanged for various activities like a swim at Abbey Leisure complex, entry to the Tower of London, or for a seat on the Abbey People summer coach trip. Volunteering opportunities include; marshalling, litter picking, helping on stalls. Are you a first aider and could help if necessary?
Brief plan of event below: Can you offer just an hour, or more, of your time?
8am – helpers needed to set up stalls, marquees and equipment, laying out food, etc.
12pm – Event opens
12-4pm - Throughout the afternoon – Facepainting, performances, stalls, music - help needed – on stalls, litter-picking, first aid, etc.
12.15pm – Royal parade – help with stewarding, first aid
12.30pm – BBQ and food – help with serving, clearing up, etc.
4pm – Close – help with clearing up, etc.!
If you are interested in helping out and earning time credits on the day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Abbey People are hoping to top the 500 visitors they had last year. Stuart Wood, Chair of Abbey People commented ‘We’re really excited about the Big Lunch, it’s going to be our biggest yet, with so much going on – something for the whole family. Let’s hope the sun shines! ‘
Event Contact: Wendy Lansdown - Email: email@example.com - Tel: 07857 661025
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