Dispelling old myths about no free lunch

A ORGANISERS of an event in Ashington this weekend will be out to dispel the old myth that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

Because that’s what they will be putting on at Ashington’s Hirst Park on Saturday.

The Hirst Park lunch party coincides with an idea that will be sweeping this nation next weekend – to get as many people as possible having lunch and spending time with their neighbours and fellow members of their communities to enjoy food, fun, friendship and one another’s company.

A record number of people are expected to take part this year and organisers of the Ashington Big Lunch party plan to swell those numbers with a great turn-out at Hirst Park between 11am and 3pm.

They say everyone is welcome to share some home-made soup and stotties – and it’s all free.

But Glynis Reynolds, one of the organisers, says if anyone wants to make a small contribution with a cake, some sandwiches, scones or biscuits they are more than welcome to do so.

During the party there will be activities for all ages and interests including a tea dance, glass and face painting, card making, a tuck shop, a caricature artist, a hanging basket workshop, games and activities organised by Northumberland Play Rangers.

Compering the event will by the Ultra Radio station.

The whole event is being supported by Community Space Challenge, Ashington Town Council, Fair Share lottery fund, Bernicia and the Wansbeck Centre of Voluntary Service.

“It’s going to be a great day when people can get together like the old days and share in a real community event,” said Glynis.