Join thousands across the UK and host a Big Lunch this June to help more children have a safe and happy childhood

Your Big Lunch could be anything from a small garden get-together, bank holiday BBQ or children’s picnic. This June, gather your friends and family, invite your neighbours, and bring the festivities to your community.

Register now to receive your free online pack full of tips, ideas and inspiration for your Big Lunch.

What is the Big Lunch?

The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual celebration for neighbours and communities – a time when people come together to grow community connections and get to know one another a little better throughout the month of June.

An idea from the Eden Project made possible by The National Lottery, The Big Lunch brings millions of people together in a nationwide act of community friendship every year.

How it works

Organising a Big Lunch is easier than you think, and we'll be on hand to support you.

  1. Sign up for your free online Big Lunch pack
  2. Organise your Big Lunch
  3. Pay in your fundraising

The Big Prize Draw

Anyone who raises money for Action for Children at their Big Lunch will be entered into a prize draw to win one of ten £50 Iceland vouchers! To enter, all you have to do is pay in your fundraising – make sure you select ‘The Big Lunch’ in the drop down menu.

You must pay in your fundraising by Sunday 31 July 2022 to be entered into the draw.

Please email [email protected] if you’d rather not be included in the draw.

The difference you'll make

By hosting a Big Lunch and fundraising for Action for Children, you can also raise money to help to support vulnerable children and families around the country.

You could hold a raffle or auction, plan a bake sale, or charge a small fee for children’s games or activities.

You could even host your Big Lunch during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend (2 – 5 June) and you’ll be part of the extra special Big Jubilee Lunch.

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It’s completely free to sign up. Once you do, you'll receive your guide to organising your Big Lunch!

We encourage you to raise as much as you can with your Big Lunch. We have loads of handy tips and advice to help you make your event a huge success.

We’re asking you to pick a date in June for your Big Lunch.

If you hold a Big Lunch during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend (2 – 5 June 2022), you’ll be part of the extra special Jubilee Big Lunch.

It’s a good idea to always count and carry money with two people, and to make sure money is stored safely and securely.

Organise a float in advance if you will need one, and plan where money will be safely stored on the day.

For more details on how to pay in money raised from this event, please visit our pay in fundraising page.

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