Bayonne Big Lunch

Big Lunch delights Bayonne Road Estate residents and neighbours in Fulham

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Image captionNeighbours got to know one another better at the Bayonne Big Lunch

Fulham residents bounced and munched their way to new friendships thanks to a special event to bring the local community together.

The Lillie Road Big Lunch was part of a national event that encourages people to get out and have lunch with their neighbours – especially those living on the Bayonne Road Estate in Laundry Road.

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This year’s event was the second time it has been held in Fulham and was organised by Twynholm Tenants and Residents Association and Twynholm Baptist Church, with help on hand from Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

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Image caption: Pedro Tiburcio, Keila Hartigan and Messulan Tiburcio enjoy the day.

“The Big Lunch is a brilliant way for neighbours who might have never spoken to get to know one another in a fun, friendly environment that helps people make new friends and galvanises communities,” said Cllr Lisa Homan, H&F Cabinet Member for Housing.

At the event visitors got to eat tasty food as well as take part in fun activities provided by local charities, including getting some ‘air time’ on a bouncy castle.

“At Twynholm Baptist Church, we love good news so we were delighted to have fun and get to know so many local residents through The Big Lunch,” said Kenny Rogan, assistant pastor at the church. “The various ways H&F Council supported the event this year really improved it.”

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Image caption: Adam Porter with the party cakes

The Big Lunch is part of the annual national event organised by The Eden Project, which was launched in 2009.

Last year more than seven million people took part across the UK.