What is it?

The Big Lunch is our chance to celebrate community connections.

Whether that’s online, on your doorstep, or over the fence, it’s a great way to get together and have some fun.

And this year there are more reasons than ever to celebrate our communities!

You could even fundraise for Action for Children, so your Big Lunch would help more children have safe and happy childhoods.

How it works

  1. Sign up for a free Big Lunch pack
  2. Organise your Big Lunch
  3. Keep your event safe and follow current government coronavirus guidelines
  4. Pay in any funds raised

That's it. Join in, set a date for your Big Lunch and get planning!

Share your photos with us

If you take any great photos of your event then we’d love to see them!

Tag us on social media so that our supporters and team can get involved.

Twitter: @actnforchildren

Instagram: @actionforchildrenuk

Facebook: @ActionforChildre

The Big Lunch

More about our work

We protect and support children and young people. We do this by providing practical and emotional care and support. We make sure their voices are heard. And we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Today, we run 503 services in local communities across the UK, in schools and online.

In our nurseries and children's centres, staff make sure children get the best start in life. Our foster, adoptive and modern residential services find children and young people safe and loving homes.

We step in to protect children from neglect and abuse and help those who care for others or are at risk of homelessness. Innovative projects like The Blues Programme give young people the help they need to look after their mental health.

We're also here for parents, through projects like Parent Talk, our online support service.

We’ve been helping children for more than 150 years. In 2019/20, we helped 368,648 children, young people and families. This was only possible with your support.

  • Since 1861 we’ve helped almost two million children and young people.
  • We’ve helped around 20,000 children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. We've kept 99% of our local services open.
  • 25,113: the number of people we reached with mental health support in 2019/20.
  • 86,000: the number of children and families supported by our children’s centres in 2019/20.