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Get Picnicking this Summer with Somerfield and Macmillan Cancer Support



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THE weather is warming up, the sun is shining and the need to whip out the picnic blanket is undeniable. So gather the gang, prepare an alfresco feast and embrace outdoor eating, whilst doing your bit for charity. 

17th June – 14th July marks the return of the third Somerfield Big Picnic, which raises vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Big Picnic urges everyone across the country to pack up their hamper and head to their favourite picnic spot to raise money for people affected by cancer. 

Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/bigpicnic to register your picnic, download posters and get fundraising ideas. There are tons of hints, tips and handy guides to make sure you make the most of your picnic

Whether you decide to have a picnic with the kids, an intimate dinner under the stars, or a blow out barbecue, Somerfield has some culinary inspiration to tantalise your taste buds and excite your senses.

Passionate about Ploughman’s
Summer days call for a tasty ploughman’s lunch, a staple of the British picnic.  Simply team Somerfield crumbed ham, mature English cheddar and a classic quiche Lorraine for a quick an easy outdoor treat.

Get the Barbie Sizzling!
Nothing quite says summer has arrived more than whipping the cover of the barbeque.  Get those coals hot and try the Somerfield great-value range of barbecue foods, which includes Chinese style pork ribs marinated in delicious aromatic herbs and spices; or try the moreish chicken drumsticks and garlic and herb chicken thighs.  

No barbecue would be complete without a steak or two.  Sirloin, frying or rump; the choice is yours; pop it straight on the barbeque for an irresistible flame grilled flavour. Culinary master pieces complete it’s time to kick back and enjoy the flavours of the summer, accompany  your alfresco feast with a fresh and fruity wine such as Californian Rivercrest Rose from Somerfield.

Somerfield is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support with its third Big Picnic.  Somerfield’s staff and customers voted Macmillan as their charity partner in 2007. Since then they have raised over £2 million through their Better Together campaign, which seeks to support Macmillan in their ambition to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer by 2010.

Getting involved in the Big Picnic couldn’t be simpler, just pick a date between the 17th June to14th July, choose a location, prepare the food, ask for donations for each guest and have fun!

Notes to Editors:

About Macmillan Cancer Support and Somerfield in Partnership
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. 

There are two million people affected by cancer in the UK. Somerfield and Macmillan are working together in local communities to help ensure that people living with cancer have access to the support they need.  With over 9 million customers and 42,000 staff, the Better Together campaign with Somerfield is an invaluable part of Macmillan’s ambition to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer.

For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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