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Bake for your neighbours

If you can’t plan or attend a get together there are still lots of ways you can celebrate and show your support for The Great Get Together

The idea is to get together to celebrate what we have in common and to connect communities, so if you aren’t able to host or attend a get together why not acknowledge the occasion by baking something for your neighbours? It’s a great way to connect with a neighbour you’ve perhaps not spoken to before, or an excuse to catch up with some you know a little better but don’t often see, you could make flapjacks for a local community group or bake a cake for the local football team!

The recipe is quite simple:

  • A couple of hours

  • A pinch of bravery

  • A dash of kindness

  • Some neighbours or friends (as few or as many as you’d like)

If you need some recipe inspiration, why not try making this Vanilla Buttercream Sponge from our partners at The Big Lunch?

Get creative with gingham

We’d love you to get creative with gingham decorations - the theme for The Great Get Together. In Batley and Spen, Jo Cox’s constituency, they’re hosting a massive street party and covering all the tables in gingham tablecloths. Here are some ideas for getting creative with gingham.

Share your get together baking

We are so grateful that you’re getting involved and celebrating with us and we would love to see what you baked or who you gave it to! Share your support online by following us and posting photos, and don’t forget to tag us so we can see how great your get together was!

Want to get to know some of your neighbours better? This could be the perfect opportunity.


Get to know your neighbours better, catch up with friends, enjoy your get together and have fun!

If you do have any questions, check out our FAQs page.

Advice for baking for your neigbours comes from our excellent community events comes from our partner The Big Lunch

Big Lunch