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Big Jubilee Lunch - Sunday 3rd June 2012

The fourth annual Big Lunch will fall on the same weekend as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. So anyone who would like to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s 60 year reign can do so by holding a Big Jubilee Lunch!

As announced by Buckingham Palace The Big Jubilee Lunch will be a part of the main programme of events over the central weekend of Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012. A special 4-day bank holiday - Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June - will take place so there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy lunching in your community.

Some 10 million people came out in sunny 1977 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee so we hope a large number of people will take part in The Big Lunch for the first time in 2012 - joining the best part of 2 million of us that have been doing it for the last 3 years!

The beauty of The Big Lunch is that people themselves decide everything about their own event. The venue can be wherever you want or have space, the theme whatever you fancy - food and people are the key ingredients. Quite simply we want to get as many people as possible to sit down and have lunch with their neighbours on the first Sunday in June. After all The Big Lunch is all about community, friendship and fun!

  • Official Diamond Jubilee Programme

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    As well as The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3rd June, there are a whole host of activities taking place during the Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrations. Here's a list of official events.

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  • More Jubilee Projects

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    Here are some of the supporting organisations we partner with which are also running Diamond Jubilee projects this year.

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  • FREE Packs

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    Holding a Big Jubilee Lunch where you live is simple. Download your FREE Pack today to get you started.

    Get your Jubilee pack
  • Ideas

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    If you’re looking for inspiration for your Big Jubilee Lunch then we’ve got loads of ideas, from delicious party food recipes to games that all ages can enjoy.

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  • Charity Fundraising

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    Some people use their Big Lunch to raise money for charity – and use all kinds of weird and wonderful ideas to do so. If you do want to use your lunch as a fundraising event, we have listed some good causes. 

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The Big Lunch team will be here with help you along the way in planning your Big Jubilee Lunch event. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch via or call 0845 850 8181 to speak to one of the team. And, if you have any Jubilee stories you would like to share please send them to

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