Jubilee honours for our Big Lunch champions Peter Stewart and Rita Broe
It’s all smiles here at Big Lunch HQ today as we’ve received some royally amazing news!
Our very own Eden Project Directors Peter Stewart and Rita Broe have been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen for their work on The Big Lunch and The Big Jubilee Lunch this year
In the Diamond Jubilee Honours List that was announced today, Peter, who is Eden’s Campaigns and Communications Director, and Rita, who is Strategic Marketing Director, become Members of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO).
MVO’s are recognised for their distinguished personal service to the reigning monarch of the Commonwealth realms and any of their family members.
We’re absolutely delighted that all of their hard work during this special year for The Big Lunch has been recognised.
Eden’s joint Chief Executive, Sir Tim Smit said:
“This honour is a great accolade not just to Peter and Rita’s tireless leadership of a great campaign to inspire so many millions of people to join in June. They would be the first to say it is also a fantastic tribute to the wider Big Lunch and Eden teams and all the local organisers who have pulled together brilliantly to help bring community and friendship to the UK and abroad through the Big Lunch over the last four years. Congratulations to all – and here’s to next year.”
After such a successful year, this news will keep us smiling right into the winter months and beyond! Let’s raise a glass to congratulate our wonderful campaign leaders.
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