Corrymeela Events


The Big Lunch!

01 - 30 Jun 2024
Venue: Your community…


Nothing helps build community better than food. Corrymeela have partnered with the Eden Project in support of The Big Lunch annual get together, bringing people together in their communities to share friendship, food and fun this June.

Host your own Big Lunch and help raise some funds for Corrymeela in the process… 

Corrymeela Community member Joanne Boal says The Big Lunch has made a massive difference to her neighbourhood and is now just one of the many things they do together since forming Rainbow Alley and they are now growing together all year round. 

Everyone is welcome! By hosting a Big Lunch at work, with family, neighbours or friends, you can help people from our most challenging communities find a sense of belonging. 

Every £ makes a difference!

£10 raised could bring four people together for coffee and a chat.

£50 raised could bring two community leaders together for a day.

£185 could pay for an action–packed programme for kids who don’t usually meet one another.

£250 would allow a community group of ten young people to come together in conversation.

Host your own Big Lunch, bring your community together, and raise some funds for Corrymeela!
Here’s how:

Step 1:  Visit and get your starter pack

Step 2:  Start planning your Big Lunch fundraiser event. From family gatherings to street parties, a coffee morning, an afternoon tea or something else entirely—get creative! Think of some fun ways you could raise funds on the day—games, raffles, sales, a donation box, a quiz—the sky’s the limit. 

Step 3:  Enjoy your Big Lunch! Don’t forget to tag us in your social media…

Step 4:  After your event, contribute the money your community raised via our online giving page. You can also download our resource print–outs with our unique donation QR code to display on the day so your guests can donate directly.

Set up your fundraising page or donate here

You can set up your own fundraising page (that will be linked to Corrymeela) or donate the proceeds of your Big Lunch directly using our Just Giving page, it’s up to you! 

Download the printable resource pack and print out at home/the office so people can make online donations at your Big Lunch:

Download Printable Resources

—Thank you in advance for helping us continue to nurture respectful relationships with thousands of people every year, we couldn’t do it without you!

Want some support with hosting your Big Lunch?
Get in touch with our Supporter Relationships Manager Catherine if you’d like more info: /