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Big Lunch events go down a treat across Lancashire

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Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities

Kyle Wright and Amy Clarke making 'Grass Heads' at the Leyland Big Lunch event with Progress Housing Group Community Development Worker Louise Wright Kyle Wright and Amy Clarke making 'Grass Heads' at the Leyland Big Lunch event with Progress Housing Group Community Development Worker Louise Wright

On Sunday 25th and Friday 30th May residents from Lytham St Annes and South Ribble flocked to enjoy a number of ‘Big Lunch’ events.

The Big Lunches were a huge success with residents turning up to get to know each other better over a free picnic provided by supermarket, ASDA.

Face painting, a bouncy castle, children’s entertainer and loads more were all on offer for people of all ages to have fun and meet others from their local community.

The ‘Big Lunch’ is a national campaign, run by the Eden Project, to build stronger neighbourhoods. The idea of the lunches is to encourage people living in the same area to get to know each other better.

Kate Henderson, Senior Community Involvement Manager at Progress Housing Group, said: “The aim of the ‘Big Lunch’ is very much in line with our own - encouraging residents to come together to create stronger communities.

 “It is a simple idea but something which can really help to break down barriers. People are often shy about talking to their neighbours but getting together over a picnic provides a great excuse and we were pleased to be able to support the initiative.

“We were thrilled with the fantastic turn out at both events and hope next year is as successful, if not better!” 

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