We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of your Big Picnic posts and pictures come in over the past few years. What amazing events you all have organised for Sarcoma Awareness Week.
Thank you for sharing your photos with us as well. Take a look at our Great British Picnic Group on Facebook for more pictures and picnic ideas. Have a look on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for posts with #BigPicnic or #GreatBritishPicnic for a snapshot of the energy involved.
Here are some pictures from the events over the last few years, along with some top tips from our fundraisers. We hope they will be a great inspiration for the Great British Picnic this year.
Nicki Crowson organised her Big Picnic just a few days before her surgery to remove her myxoid liposarcoma in her leg. Here is what she had to say about the event:
"One year on from the BIG picnic (2019) it is wonderful to reflect back on the event. I have always felt uncertain about running my own fundraising event as asking people to give. The BIG Picnic was a great opportunity to change this as it was a week and put my energies into something really positive as it was only a few days before my surgery.
It was a great opportunity to get my friends and family together. We gathered at our beach hut in Hayling Island for a cream team picnic with lots of cake and tea. We played games and lazed on the beach. Together we raised £1,510 my target was £450 - months later and people were still giving."
Daisy Ellis had over 70 people attend her Big Picnic event in 2019 and raised over £5,000 from the event! She gave us some top tips for her event - "my advice for awareness is create an aesthetically pleasing set up, if there are photo opportunities then people are more likely to share online and spread the word!"
Take a look at Daisy's Instagram page for more pictures from the event.
Olivia and her friends held a prosecco and glitter filled picnic last year.
Sisters Maddie and Hannah Cowey held a bake sale picnic in their front garden.