The Big Lunch 2013

Residents from Ethel Street in Neath were among those taking part in this year's 'The Big Lunch' - an annual, UK-wide get-together designed to foster friendship between neighbours. The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of the project.

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Neath residents turn out for fifth annual Big Lunch

Ethel Street residents have taken part in The Big Lunch for five years
The Big Lunch scheme is designed to bring neighbours closer together
The Neath street recently won a community award for transforming the area through its annual Big Lunches

This year's 'The Big Lunch' - an annual get-together designed to foster friendship between neighbours - has taken place in communities across the UK today.

Residents of Ethel Street in Neath have participated in the scheme since 2009, and were recently given a prestigious community award by the Duchess of Cornwall, who is Patron of The Big Lunch.

Local families were praised for transforming the area - one of the most deprived in Wales - after they started meeting once a year and getting to know each other over a meal.

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