The Patron’s Lunch public ballot is open!
The Patron’s Lunch officially opened their public ballot today! As a patrons organisation FTCT have already got tickets, read on to find out how you can get yours.
On Sunday 12th June 2016, The Mall in St James’sPark will be transformed for its largest ever street party with 10,000 guests being treated to a hamper-style lunch on a scale never seen before.
The Patron’s Lunch is a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s lifetime dedicated to service and patronage of more than 600 organisations, including FTCT, on the occasion of The Queen’s 90th birthday.
As well as the hamper lunch, guests will be treated to a fantastic carnival parade down The Mall and along Birdcage Walk – full details of which will soon be announced.
There are 2,000 tickets available to the public, each priced at £150. Applicants will be able to apply for a maximum of two tickets, and they can be purchased as a single or pair.
The public ballot opens today and will remain open until 23.59 on Thursday 31st March.
Tickets will not be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning that there is equal chance of being selected whenever an application is made throughout the ballot period.
The ballot is open to residents in England (including the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man), Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
For more details, please visit The Patron’s Lunch website, or enter the ballot here.
Other ways to get involved
But it is not just on The Mall and its surrounding areas where the celebrations will take place. Participants all over the UK and across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to embrace the festivities and celebrations and to re-ignite that ‘great’ British community spirit.
In support of The Patron’s Lunch The Department of Communities and Local Government have specifically updated their official Street Party Guidance. This guide will provide practical advice and dismiss any myths about the difficulties around holding a street party.
Why not click on the link to see the guidance from The Department of Communities and Local Government.www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party
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