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Better Bones Picnic

This summer, we are asking you to hold an outdoor picnic with friends, family or work colleagues. And if getting together in one place isn't for you, there's always our virtual picnic.

Better Bones Picnic

Roll out your picnic blanket to help people living with osteoporosis and their loved ones in your community this Summer.

We've made it as simple and fun as we can by providing you with everything you need to plan your picnic.


"The Better Bones Picnic is a fantastic way to experiment with some bone healthy recipes and foods, and raise some much-needed funds to support the work of the Royal Osteoporosis Society at the same time."

Val Stones, ROS ambassador and former The Great British Bake Off contestant

Planning your picnic is easy

ROS team enjoying picnic

To get started, pick your ‘picnic personality’ to help you focus on the type of picnic you want to hold.

Posh Picnic
Put the posh into your picnic and bring out your best hamper or even your fanciest plates and glasses. It’s the perfect opportunity to spoil your family or friends with some luxurious treats. Bring out the sparkling elderflower, banish the soggy sandwiches and make your picnic a culinary triumph!

Teddy Bear Picnic
Rain or shine, children love to picnic! Why not invite everyone to bring along their favourite furry friend and donate £1 for every toy that comes to your picnic. Whether it’s playing games in the garden, holding a treasure hunt, or simply eating yummy snacks on a picnic blanket in the living room – it’s easy to have fun with your little guests and their cuddly companions.

On The Job Picnic
A picnic at work is a great way to re-connect with colleagues as we all return to the workplace. Ask everyone to bring in a dish and then head outside for a socially distanced lunch break and some sunshine!

Unique Picnic
If you’re looking for a different picnic experience, why not think of some unique ways to take your picnic to the next level? Bring out the bizarre with some unusual flavours, head to a new location or picnic at night - the only limit is your imagination!

Virtual Picnic
If you can’t bring your friends together for a picnic, why not throw a virtual picnic instead? Set up your own spread at home, whether inside or out in your garden, and video call your picnic pals.

Don't like any of the above? It's simple, just do it your way - the more unusual, the better!

Get your free picnic pack

Our free picnic pack has everything you need to get started, including how to prep, plan and perfect your picnic and there’s exclusive recipes from Val Stones herself! Get your free pack today, which includes these printable downloads:

- Bunting
- Recipe cards
- Sweepstake templates
- Invitations
- How your money helps
- Poster template

One in three people with osteoporosis who have long term pain describe it as unbearable. Your Better Bones Picnic will help to support the 3.5 million people in the UK living with osteoporosis. If you have any questions or need help with any fundraising, get in touch with our friendly fundraising team by email or calling us on 01761 471771

We would love to see your picnic personalities and brilliant bakes! Post your photos on social media using the hashtags #BetterBonesPicnic #JustAteTimeToDonate and tag us in on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: @RoyalOsteoSoc


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