A Message from Eden Project Communities

I’m reaching out to you regarding plans for HM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. I work for Eden Project Communities. We’re the people behind The Big Lunch, and this year are an official part of the celebrations. We work across the UK, to support neighbours and communities to connect over food, with over 9 million people taking part in 2021. This year is going to be huge, so we wanted to connect and link up with you and your work locally.

The Big Lunch’s impact

  • · The Big Lunch helps create connected communities
  • · The Big Lunch encourages inclusion and integration and helps reduce isolation and loneliness
  • · The Big Lunch raises millions of pounds every year for local charities and causes

We hope that The Big Jubilee Lunch will see communities celebrating this important milestone by sharing friendship, fun and food with their neighbours. We are here to support local groups and to get as many people as possible in your area to get involved in the community element of the celebrations.

We have managers in each nation that are already supporting communities to get involved and would gladly link up:

Northern Ireland Manager – Grainne McCloskey, gmcloskey@edenproject.com, 07703 189048


We have plenty of resources available and are currently encouraging people to sign up for a free pack to get started. Please also see https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk.