The Commonwealth Heads of Government and The Eden Project have partnered to launch Commonwealth Big Lunches in celebration of the Commonwealth and to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
In April 2018, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Leaders and people from across the 52-member countries will come together to address the shared global challenges that we face and agree how to work together to create a better future for all our citizens. To coincide with the summit, from Commonwealth Day (12 March) until the end of the summit (22 April), the initiative wants people from across the Commonwealth to come together to share food and celebrate their Commonwealth connections.
We would like to encourage you to host a lunch at your club during this period. Commonwealth Big Lunches are all about bringing people together so where you hold yours and how you organise your event is entirely up to you. To help with the delivery of the lunches, online resources are available, which include branded posters, suggested recipes and bunting. To register your interest in hosting a Commonwealth Big Lunch and to pre-order a free pack, please visit https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/youre-invited.
When you host a lunch from 12 March - 22 April, do encourage your club members and attendees to take photos and post them on social media using the hashtag #CommonwealthBigLunch. It is a great opportunity to spread the message and inspire as many people as possible to come together, share food and learn about the Commonwealth.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know your plans and if you have any queries. In addition, if the lunch at your club is open to members of the public, please let them know as they can promote this through their website - chogm2018.org.uk.