Big lunch packs a punch

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch

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It took just four hours to raise an amazing £1,700 at a charity event at Bridlington Rugby Club.

The Big Lunch, organised by sponsors The Halifax in Manor Street, Bridlington, was in aid of the local Bridlington and Scarborough branches of the Motor Neurone Disease Assoiciation and was held at the club site between 10am and 2pm on Sunday.

Bridlington and Scarborough Halifax branch volunteers

Bridlington and Scarborough Halifax branch volunteers

The day itself raised £850 but thanks to matched funding through Lloyds that meant £1,700 goes to the charity.

Steve Brown, a customer adivsor at The Halifax in Bridlington was one of the team or organisers from the branch and the local MNDA groups. “We had a really good turn out, mainly by local families, among them staff from the Bridlington branch. The event was promoted as being mainly for children and there were lots for them to see and do.”

A Teddy Bear’s picnic included free packed lunches for children made up by Halifax staff the day before from food donated by Morrisons supermarket in Brid. The site, given free by the Rugby Club, was packed with a bouncy castle, games and things for children to do such as face painting, glitter tattoos, guess the number of sweets in the jar, stalls and more, including a prize raffle and tombola.

It was the third Big Lunch event the Halifax has organised in aid of a charity and the second to take place at the Rugby Club.

“It took quite a while to organise but it was well worth it,” said Steve.