PRESS RELEASE – MILLIONS of people around the Commonwealth are coming together to celebrate their Commonwealth connections through food as part of an inititiative launched by the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May called Commonwealth Big Lunches.
Commonwealth Big Lunches, created by educational charity the Eden Project in partnership with the UK Government, are about celebrating being part of the Commonwealth, encouraging people to come together and making new connections.
Lunches of all shapes and sizes are set to take place in Commonwealth countries between Monday 12 March – Commonwealth Day – and Sunday 22 April. In Saint Lucia the Resident British Commissioner, Steve McCready and his team will be having lunch with the Vieux Fort Special Needs School on 19 March and the Canaries Primary School on 18 April.
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, said: “The Commonwealth is a diverse and vibrant network and its strength lies in the people-to-people links. The Eden Project brings together millions of people as part of their annual Big Lunch so we are delighted to partner with them on Commonwealth Big Lunches.
“Launching in March, Commonwealth Big Lunches will be an opportunity for people across the Commonwealth to come together and, over a shared meal, discover and celebrate their connections, experiences and stories.”
“Commonwealth Big Lunches remind us of the range and diversity of our connections and counterparts in countries and communities far away, and bring us together with those who live alongside us locally. They offer wonderful opportunities for people of all ages to bring our great Commonwealth family alive in new ways as we work towards a common future,” said Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
The Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise based in Cornwall that aims to connect people with one another and the natural world to explore a better future.