Grow 73 is holding a Big Lunch for the whole community in Overtoun Park on Saturday, 1st June 2019 from 1pm to 3pm.

We are inviting you to bring your family, friends and lunch along to our 5th annual Big Lunch event in Overtoun Park on Saturday 1st June 2019, from 1pm. There will be activities for children and live music from the fantastic Mairs family band!  This year we are linking in with Landemer Day which will be taking place on Main Street at the same time as the Big Lunch.  More info on this to follow.

The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project. Its aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours and/or the wider community annually on a day in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Please bring your lunch, food to share if you would like to, and table & chairs/picnic blanket if possible. We will have a limited number of tables and chairs available.

Please note that this is a free event. All children must be accompanied.

For more information, please see our Facebook event page:-

https://www.facebook.com/events/1069195799939691/

Free Pictures The Big Lunch ,Overtoun Park Rutherglen On Sunday, 18 June, Scotland joined in with the rest of the UK for the annual Big Lunch, where communities organise their own BBQs, get-togethers and street parties, getting to know each other and celebrating their communities. Last year, events in Scotland took place as far north as Stornoway and as far south as the borders. Now in its ninth year, the idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery, is the perfect recipe for having fun with neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhoods. So far events registered take place in Edinburgh, Dumfries, Lundin Links, Rutherglen, Newtongrange, Fenwick, Forres, Oxgangs, Newhaven, Glasgow and Brechin. Your community is being urged to join in, put out the bunting and ask your neighbours along on 18 June, and remind them to bring a dish! The Big Lunch is the culmination of The Great Get Together, an idea inspired by the late Jo Cox, in celebration of her belief that we have more in common with our neighbours. Emily Watts, Eden’s country manager for Scotland added: “What The Big Lunch does is give neighbours a reason to come together. Every year more people join in and more communities benefit from the annual get-together. “It doesn’t matter if you're holding a street party, a BBQ, or a picnic in the park – people are the key ingredient. It’s all about connecting people to create stronger communities.” For people interested in getting involved this June, free packs and event resources are available from www.thebiglunch.com. These include invitations and posters to adapt for communities as well as lots of ideas and info to help get the ball rolling. -ENDS- Media enquiries: Laura Sutherland, Aura M: 07764 936 840 E: laura@aura-pr.com Tw: @laurafromaura Interviews available on request Case studies available from previous Big Lunches Mark F Gibson / Gibson Digital 07792445 437 infogibsondigital@gmail.co

Free Pictures The Big Lunch ,Overtoun Park Rutherglen On Sunday, 18 June, Scotland joined in with the rest of the UK for the annual Big Lunch, where communities organise their own BBQs, get-togethers and street parties, getting to know each other and celebrating their communities. Last year, events in Scotland took place as far north as Stornoway and as far south as the borders. Now in its ninth year, the idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery, is the perfect recipe for having fun with neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhoods. So far events registered take place in Edinburgh, Dumfries, Lundin Links, Rutherglen, Newtongrange, Fenwick, Forres, Oxgangs, Newhaven, Glasgow and Brechin. Your community is being urged to join in, put out the bunting and ask your neighbours along on 18 June, and remind them to bring a dish! The Big Lunch is the culmination of The Great Get Together, an idea inspired by the late Jo Cox, in celebration of her belief that we have more in common with our neighbours. Emily Watts, Eden’s country manager for Scotland added: “What The Big Lunch does is give neighbours a reason to come together. Every year more people join in and more communities benefit from the annual get-together. “It doesn’t matter if you're holding a street party, a BBQ, or a picnic in the park – people are the key ingredient. It’s all about connecting people to create stronger communities.” For people interested in getting involved this June, free packs and event resources are available from www.thebiglunch.com. These include invitations and posters to adapt for communities as well as lots of ideas and info to help get the ball rolling. -ENDS- Media enquiries: Laura Sutherland, Aura M: 07764 936 840 E: laura@aura-pr.com Tw: @laurafromaura Interviews available on request Case studies available from previous Big Lunches Mark F Gibson / Gibson Digital 07792445 437 infogibsondigital@gmail.co