The Big Jubilee Lunch

Carling lager is providing 300,000 bottles to Jubilee events with an initiative led by the Eden Project

By Lee Isherwood | 31 May 2012

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Carling lager is providing 300,000 bottles to Jubilee events involving millions of people so Brits in sunny Manchester & across the UK can raise a glass to Her Majesty The Queen on Sunday. Last week, all those who had registered to host a Big Lunch were then able to arrange for Carling to be sent for their event; the allocation went within only a matter of days.

The Big Jubilee Lunch is part of the programme of events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and has Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall as its patron. Led by the Eden Project, the aim of The Big Jubilee Lunch is to encourage neighbourhoods to come together to share lunch and a few hours of community, friendship and fun.

Jeremy Gibson, Carling Brand Director said: “Sunday June 3rd promises to be a great celebration for Britain and, as the nation’s number one lager, Carling is proud to be a part of The Big Jubilee Lunch. Over 10 million people came out in sunny 1977 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee and, while you can never count on the weather, bringing people together across Britain is a wonderful tradition. On such a momentous day for Britain we are pleased to be providing 300,000 free bottles so Brits will be able to say ‘Cheers’ to The Queen from Carling.”

2012 marks the fourth year of the Lottery funded initiative which last year saw the best part of two million people get together in their communities. A record number of people are expected to get involved as part of the Diamond Jubilee Weekend Celebrations and it’s still not too late to get your street involved. All you need to do is sign up at and add to the thousands of parties already taking place.

“It’s great to have a British brand like Carling supporting The Big Jubilee Lunch. I encourage people across the UK to get together, raise a glass and celebrate their community spirit this June,” said Peter Stewart, director of The Big Jubilee Lunch.