Out to The Big Lunch

Katrina Harman, Anne Marie Sergi, Jill Watson, Carly King and Nikki Dunlop at the Halifax Big Lunch Hastings 2015. SUS-151106-144657001

Katrina Harman, Anne Marie Sergi, Jill Watson, Carly King and Nikki Dunlop at the Halifax Big Lunch Hastings 2015. SUS-151106-144657001

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Halifax Hastings hosted a special free fun-filled family day at St Michael’s Hospice as part of the Big Lunch initiative.

All the staff from the local branch of the Halifax played a role in organising the Big Lunch. As well as enjoying a free afternoon tea, visitors had the chance to learn cheerleading skills from local group The Phoenix Flyers.

There was also a roaming magician, face painting, biscuit decorating, treasure hunt, tombola and more.

Jill Watson, Halifax Hastings Branch Manager, said: “As a proud partner of The Big Lunch, Halifax colleagues across the country have been organising Big Lunches to encourage people to come together as a community, have fun and get to know each other.”

“Thank you to all who attended our Halifax Big Lunch and helped make it a success.”

Amanda Hildreth, Community Fundraiser at St Michael’s Hospice said The Big Lunch was a brilliant success. “The sun was shining and approximately 200 patients, staff and families turned out to enjoy the event,” she said. “It was a fun filled afternoon with traditional family games, live music and other activities all going down a treat.

“We are really grateful to Halifax for choosing to not only support the Hospice but also for holding the event in the Hospice grounds.”

The Big Lunch, a lottery funded initiative from the Eden Project, is the perfect recipe for having fun with neighbours and helping to build stronger neighbourhoods. It encourages people across the UK to meet up for a few hours of food, friendship and fun. Millions of people across the country have taken part in Big Lunches and given extra in their communities – demonstrating that we’re better equipped to tackle the problems we face when we face them together.

Halifax is proud to support The Big Lunch and give extra back to communities. Visit: www.halifaxcommunities.co.uk/thebiglunch