Meerkats at Alfriston zoo enjoy a Big Packed Lunch - of locust, worm...

Feeding time at the zoo: the NSPCC�

Feeding time at the zoo: the NSPCC�"s Big Packed Lunch gets invaded by hungry meerkats during its launch at Drusillas Park - sign up at to join friends, family and colleagues for a Big Packed Lunch of your own on 17 September. Brits to unite for the NSPCC�"s Big Packed Lunch 12 August 2014: Today the NSPCC has launched the UK�"s first ever Big Packed Lunch; a nationwide fundraising event where people will join together for a special packed lunch on Wednesday 17 September to help fund the charity�"s ChildLine Schools Service. Instead of the usual soggy sandwiches, desknics and munching on the move, the NSPCC is asking the great British public to enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours, transforming their ordinary lunchtime routine into a memorable occasion. Whether it�"s a fancy lunch with cucumber sandwiches and scones in the park, a children�"s party with jelly, fish finger sandwiches and pink wafers on the beach or an indoor picnic in the office,

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Meerkats at Drusillas Park in Alfriston are backing the NSPCC’s Big Packed Lunch Campaign as the charity calls on people across East Sussex to get together with family and friends for a packed lunch and donate the money they would otherwise have spent on a shop-bought lunch to help fund its ChildLine Schools Service.

The idea is simple – pick a date for your lunch, invite your guests, make sure they all bring some delicious food to share, make a donation to the NSPCC, then gather round and get stuck in.

So while the meerkats are tucking into a feast of locusts, worms and raw meat, organisers are asking people to think about holding a themed event, an outdoor picnic or adding some competition by blind-tasting each other’s dishes and rating them ‘Come lunch with me’ style. The money raised through Big Packed Lunch will help to fund the NSPCC’s ground-breaking ChildLine Schools Service, which uses trained volunteers to deliver age-appropriate workshops and assemblies to 9-11 year olds in order to educate them about abuse, how to protect themselves, and where to get help if they need it. The NSPCC has produced a Big Packed Lunch fundraising pack.

To find out more and to get your Big Packed Lunch fundraising pack, visit

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