WAY Big Picnics celebrate friendship

May 2019

Earlier this month we held WAY’s Big Picnic weekend – including 36 picnics across the UK, from Scotland to the Isle of Wight and from Swansea to Norwich and Northern Ireland.

More than 800 members, friends, family and supporters joined in the fun – and the weather was mostly kind (although our Highlands and Islands picnickers sadly got drenched - see pic, bottom right).

WAY’s CEO Rebecca Cooper said: “The Big Picnic is a fantastic opportunity to experience what WAY is all about. It’s great to know that WAY members, friends, family, supporters, dogs and even swans across the UK were coming together and having a thoroughly great time, no matter what the weather had in store.”

We invited our members to send in pictures from the picnics to celebrate the theme of Finding Friendship. Here are a few of the entries...

WAY's Big Picnic in Surrey

Media coverage

We’ve had some great coverage for our Big Picnic over the last month, including:

  • an article in the Sunday Post in Scotland featuring WAY friends Celine MacConnell and Hannah Ward. Read the full article here...
  • BBC radio interviews in Sussex, Devon, Cornwall, Berkshire, Kent and Shropshire
  • articles in local newspapers including the Reading Chronicle here and the Newbury Weekly, Maidenhead Advertiser and Cornish Guardian.