Big Lunch events took place across the UK on 7th June, and we were proud to play a small part in this national event to get neighbourhoods to eat and chat together.
The Big Lunch event organised by residents at The Bridge, our development in Dartford, Kent, got a bit of extra bounce when we sponsored the hire of a bouncy castle and a bouncy assault course.
The Bridge’s main Big Lunch organiser, Bart Woodhouse of The Beacon church, says: “It’s all about helping to create a sense of community and neighbourliness.”
Mr Woodhouse said this year’s event was really more like a fete, with stalls, attractions, a cake competition and a raffle for the local Ellenor Lions hospice in memory of a well-known local community figure who has recently died.
The Big Lunch started in 2009 as a series of simple community get-togethers. In 2014, 4.83 million people took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the sixth annual Big Lunch.
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “The Big Lunch is particularly close to our heart as a builder, because we’re not just striving to build great houses for individuals, but a great community that everyone can be part of.”