Follow The Bear!

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be opening its doors to the public from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 20th June 2015 for its open day and fete.

For this year our younger visitors will be able to follow a special donor bear trail around the hospital. Young visitors can find a bear passport in the programme where there are six named attractions at the hospital which they need to visit to collect a bear sticker. Once they have collected all six different stickers a bear* can be claimed from the Organ Donation Stand in exchange for the completed passport.
Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager said: “This year we wanted to encourage our younger visitors to explore different attractions at the hospital and to find out about NHS careers and different aspects of the hospital’s work.”

Key attractions at the open day include the offer of a free NHS health check, finding out what goes on in an operating theatre, visiting the labs, making a plaster mould of your hand, meeting Fred the Pharmacy robot, taking part in traditional fete games or taking your teddy for an X-ray before joining Big C’s teddy bears’ picnic.

The 6th Regiment Army Air Corp (6AAC), 160 Medical Squadron and 3rd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment will be attending the event. A team of army experts from 6AAC will be providing visitors the chance to experience a ride in a flight simulator, test their climbing skills with a mobile climbing wall or enquire about a career in the forces.

In addition visitors will be able to see what goes on behind the scenes at the hospital, browse the fete stalls for cakes and crafts, enjoy the live music or look around the careers fair. There will be free entry and free car parking on the day with any funds raised from the event going to the hospital’s charity.

*subject to availability. The bears have been kindly donated by NHS Blood and Transplant.

Tuesday 16th of June 2015 02:00:49 PM