Campaign to end loneliness

As part of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Cambridgeshire County Council are working together with partners to encourage communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to host a Big Lunch https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/stuff-to-do/organise-big-lunch  or a Great Get Together https://www.greatgettogether.org/ in June 2019.

This is part of their #50000reasons campaign that was launched over Christmas to encourage people to reach out to isolated people in their community who may be experiencing loneliness.

The Big Lunch will be taking place on 1-2 June and The Great Get Together will be taking place on 21-23 June. Both national events provide a great opportunity to bring your neighbours together, including those who might be more isolated, to share food, have fun and get to know each other better.

The County will be holding an information session for those who would like to find out more about hosting a Big Lunch or Great Get Together, with tips on ‘how to make it happen’ as well as examples of successful events. The event will be held at on 26th March 2019 from 11:00 to 13:00 at:

The Assembly Room

Huntingdon Town Hall

Market Hill

Huntingdon

PE29 3PJ

If you would like to attend this event, please email Alex Parr on alex.parr@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to confirm your attendance, as places will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

If you’re interested in hosting or supporting a community to host either a Big Lunch or Great Get Together or would like further information, please let Alex know, as they would really like to map all events that take place across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in June to celebrate kindness, respect and all we have in common.

Talking of all things loneliness, why not book an advanced space on our Connecting Communities Conference for the 20th June 2019 in St Ives. This event will investigate how volunteering can help in the fight against loneliness. The keynote speaker is Kate Gordon from the UK Men’s Sheds Association, and 4 interactive workshop sessions have been planned.

Book an advanced space by contacting russell@hunstforum.org.uk.

 

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