25th January 2001




The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is preparing for one of its biggest food orders ever.


A grand total of 1,800 sausages, 1,800 eggs, 3,600 rashers of bacon, 20 catering cans of beans, 180 loaves and 80 pints of milk will be transformed into a seriously hearty Aussie breakfast on Sunday 28th January when the university’s Lincoln campus hosts its first Great Australian Breakfast.


The unique annual event, which marks Australia Day (26th January), started life ten years ago as a result of the twinning of Lincoln with Port Lincoln in Australia and has been held at The Lawn in previous years.


The event is causing a great deal of interest. “The breakfast usually attracts about 1,200 visitors but this year we have had such a large number of enquiries that we are expecting as many as 1,800,” said Alison Smith, catering manager.


Breakfast is served from 8:30am to 12:30pm in the atrium at the Lincoln campus. Food costs £3.50 for adults and £2.00 for children and proceeds go to charities across the county including the Mayor’s charities, the Weirfield Wildlife Hospital and BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Go for Gold appeal.


The fundraising event is organised by Lincoln City Council with the support of the Australia-themed Walkabout Inn in Lincoln’s High Street.


Entertainment includes local jazz bands, street entertainment and city footballers Jason Barnett and Dave Cameron will be on hand to give autographs.


Other guests include The Mayor of Lincoln, Australian Commission Secretary Ann Harrop and Lincoln MP Gillian Merron. 


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For more information contact: Caroline Hardiman, Press and Media Relations Assistant, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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