Date: Wednesday 24 June 2015
A Big Lunch event organised by residents at The Bridge in Dartford, Kent, got a bit of extra bounce when we sponsored the hire of a bouncy castle and a bouncy assault course for the event, on Sunday 7th June.
The Big Lunch is part of a national event to get neighbourhoods to eat and chat together on the first Sunday in June.
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.
And Nigel Russ, development manager at The Bridge for FirstPort Management Company, working on our behalf, adds: “If you live on the development, this is a good family event, a good social networking event and great fun.”
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: “As a housebuilder, we are always delighted to support the community in which we are building.
“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.”
There’s currently a selection of four-bedroom homes available at The Bridge.