The Big Lunch held at The Cricketers, Broadwater on Bank Holiday Monday (May 27th) had a fantastic response with an estimated 150 plus people taking part. Organiser Josy Adams was overwhelmed by the response and “can’t wait to do it all again next year.”
Josy said: “The Big Lunch Community Day was just amazing! We truly couldn’t have wished for the day to be any better, children (and some adults) had their faces painted, the DJ entertained us all with some fab music, there was masses of lovely food and a fab atmosphere.”
The event raised in just three hours £525 for the Broadwater Community Association towards their building fund for a new Community Centre.
Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery Group were there with an information stand giving locals a chance to find out more about their community history.
Even the Mayor Bob Smytherman and Mayoress Norah Fisher turned up with assistance dog Herbie and mingled with the crowd.
Mayor Bob Smytherman said: “It was an absolute delight to spend a glorious Bank Holiday Monday with the local community for this Big Lunch. This really was an example of the Big Society with everyone bringing a dish to share with others in the Bank Holiday sunshine. Norah and I would like to pay tribute to the landlord and staff from The Cricketers for such a great initiative and we were just proud to be part of it.”
Pictured from left to right: Darren Elliott, Leigh-Anne Mundey, Lee Harding (leaning across table) and Steve Barfoot.