Tickets to the free community Big Lunch are expected to be in high demand, according to organisers.

Westward Ho! is gearing up for its second award winning community Big Lunch event on Sunday, June 7.

Joint organisers Ginette Berry and Terry Thorpe will be offering a free cold buffet, dessert, cups of tea and coffee and entertainment at Kingsley Hall.

They have raised enough to cover the event but would welcome any donations for the raffle on the day.

Any money raised will be split between the Westward Ho! Volunteer Gardeners and towards the purchase of a defibrillator for the community.

Terry said: "On display on the day will be the award that we recently received from the Duchess of Cornwall as we want to share this with our community.

"We believe that it is only thanks to them and the fantastic support that they have given us that we were honored."

Tickets to 'Big in the Ho!' will be available from Saturday, May 2 in Arnolds Pharmacy, by emailing bigintheho@yahoo.com or by ringing 01237 421274.

The deadline to register for the Big Lunch is Friday, May 29.