The search is now on for eight people from across the UK to take on an amazing epic walk to celebrate communities in the countdown to The Big Lunch 2019. Interviews will be held in December. The Big Lunch, an initiative from the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery, takes places on the first weekend of June.
The Eden Project is recruiting two people living in Northern Ireland to walk from town to town between 17th May and 2nd of June 2019 to highlight dozens of initiatives that are connecting and empowering communities and inspiring others around them. They are particularly looking for walkers from Co. Down, and also for community groups in the area who would like to get involved.
Michael Conlon, Big Lunch walk participant 2018 said: “Representing Northern Ireland on the 2018 Big Lunch walk, I connected with people making good things happen from the big smokes of Belfast and Derry to the small villages of Fivemiletown and Bellaghy, and it gave me a great sense of pride and contentment that the future will be great for Northern Ireland. Literally thousands of people get out of bed every day to make Northern Ireland a better place to live and flourish.”
The Big Lunch walkers will train together at the Eden Project, before visiting over 100 community projects and initiatives across the UK, many of which hold annual Big Lunches. They will meet the people behind these initiatives, and celebrate their inspiring stories. The walkers will also join the Eden Project Communities team in March for two pop-up weekends to raise early awareness of the Big Lunch and encourage people to get involved and join in.
Peter Stewart, Executive Director of The Big Lunch said: “We’re looking for friendly folk who love to bring people together as much as we do. We’re going out across the UK to celebrate the positive and amazing people at the heart of our communities; so if you’re passionate about community and fancy joining us for a stroll next May, now is the time to apply.”
Are you ready for a challenge that could change your life?The walkers will need to be physically fit and mentally and emotionally resilient as this will be a hugely rewarding yet challenging experience. If you would like to take part, visit our website for more information:
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To watch a video from last year’s walk, see: