Barbara Windsor hosted a special Big Jubilee Lunch at Buckingham Palace today for 60 Scouts and shared her tips for successful street party celebrations.
With just three months to go until the Diamond Jubilee weekend, Barbara Windsor – the Mayor of London’s appointed street party ambassador – provided a slap-up Big Jubilee Lunch for the group of Explorer Scouts, Scouts, Beavers and Cubs aged from 6 to 18 years old. We’re delighted that The Scout Association has pledged its support for The Big Jubilee Lunch and Scout Groups up and down the country will be involved in lunches; from Chelmarsh in Shropshire and Gateshead in Tyne and Wear to Bungay in Suffolk and Kenton in Devon.
Barbara brought to the lunch table at Buckingham Palace some of the key ingredients for a successful celebration – tea and cake, a fabulous trifle, decorations and a sense of fun.
“I loved having lunch with the Scouts today! I gave them some tips on how to host a fantastic Big Jubilee Lunch. They’re definitely going away prepared for the big day and looking forward to having lots of fun!” said Barbara Windsor.
Olly Goodchild, Scout Leader from Lewisham South London, who attended the lunch said, “All the Scouts who met Barbara today were inspired to be part of The Big Jubilee Lunch and I know that Scouts from across the UK are starting to plan hard for 3rd June.”
He added “Across Britain Scouts and their volunteer leaders will be sitting down with other members of their communities to share a meal, have fun and make new friends; being part of something like this is what makes Britain great and we are proud to be part of it.”
Big Jubilee Lunches are taking place as part of the celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 over the long weekend 2nd – 5th June. We’re encouraging people right across the UK to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups.
“Britain has a rich heritage of organising street parties for Royal celebrations. We’re honoured to be part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, and we’re sure millions of people will break bread together on 3rd June, making this the biggest Big Lunch yet,” said Tim Smit KBE, Chief Executive of the Eden Project.