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Five budget hacks for your Big Lunch!

With just under six weeks to go until The Big Lunch and The Big Jubilee Lunch, now is a great time to start planning the finer details. But if you’re only just getting started, don’t panic! We’ve got lots of practical advice, ideas and inspiration to help, including five simple ways to get involved without spending a penny.

If the last fourteen years’ of The Big Lunch have taught us anything, it’s that events needn’t be costly or fancy, people are your number one ingredient. So take a look at the tips, get talking to your neigbours and let’s get ready for a fabulous summer of food, friendship and fun!
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Pop your Big Lunch on the map
Know what you’re doing for The Big Lunch? Pop it on the map and you could win a mini event pack! Or, if you're keen to get involved in this bumper year of The Big LunchThe Big Jubilee Lunch and Month of Community, but not sure where to start, search the map to find public events happening nearby.
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Children apple bobbing at The Big Lunch
Put the ‘fun’ into Fundraising!
A whopping £7.4 million was raised for charities and local causes at Big Lunches last year. If you want to fundraise for a good cause, we’ve got plenty of fun activities including apple-bobbing, Bake-Offs and Bingo. So, get creative and raise funds as well as spirits at your Big Lunch this year!
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Plant, grow and share this Spring
Get growing
From planting strawberries in wellies and potatoes in bags, to growing in small spaces and with small people, there are lots easy ways to get growing ahead of The Big Lunch. No previous experience required! Get started with our tips and the Plant and Share Month (20 April – 20 May) Toolkit.
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Alex Hollywood and White Chocolate and Raspberry Brioche Pudding
White Chocolate and Raspberry Brioche Pudding
If you fancy a sweet treat, this take on bread and butter pudding by Alex Hollywood is super simple to make and take to your Big Lunch. Made with brioche instead of bread, and chocolate and raspberries in place of raisins, it’s a little more summery than the traditional recipe, and absolutely delicious.
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Peter Stewart and 'Where's WInnie' Corgi's at Eden Project
Where’s 'WInnie'?
From now until The Big Jubilee Lunch, the wonderful WI are inviting keen knitters to join a special crafting competition. Knit and hide a ‘WInnie’ corgi – or look out for them in your community from 1 May! The first corgi’s are hiding at the Eden Project and one golden corgi will be hidden somewhere in the UK. Find that, and you’ll bag a very special Royal-themed prize!
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Thank Brew 'Cheers' with beer bottles
Raise a glass to kindness and community
We’re delighted to be working with the Together Coalition and The Good Beer Co to craft a limited edition Thank Brew Pale Ale in time for The Big Jubilee Lunch and Thank You Day. All profits go to support good causes and there's a non-alcoholic, gluten-free beer available too. Big Cheers all round!
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