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28 March 2012, 12:42
The Mayor of Cambridge has hosted a lunch on a punt on the River Cam to launch an initiative for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Big Jubilee Lunch is a project that encourages people across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours on Sunday 3rd June as a 'simple act of community, friendship and fun'.
Cambridge Mayor Ian Nimmo-Smith was joined on the punt by people who are organising lunches in Cambridge and delegates from The Trussel Trust.
The Trussel Trust is an organisation that works to 'empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria'
The Big Jubilee Lunch is part of the official programme of events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Mr Nimmo-Smith said: "I think The Big lunch is a wonderful idea that reminds us of some key values within our communities including kindness, friendship, inclusiveness and helping our neighbours.
I would encourage as many people as possible across Cambridgeshire to get involved and either hold or take part in a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3rd June."