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 www.nspcc.org.uk/lunch.