Sunderland urged to get ready for Big Lunch

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WEARSIDERS are being urged to get ready for this year’s Big Lunch.

The event is the UK’s biggest annual get-together for neighbours, and this year’s takes place on June 1.

Last year, hundreds of people across Sunderland took part, and organisers are hoping they will get involved again this time round. Free packs are now available which include invitations and posters as well as bunting templates and an booklet with ideas and information.

The Big Lunch is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and partnered by Halifax, ASDA and StreetClub by B&Q.

Now in its sixth year, the simple idea from the Eden Project aims to provide neighbours with an opportunity to get to know one another better.

In 2013, more than 3.65million people took part in Big Lunches across the UK.

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