NNUH Restaurant to mark Remembrance Day
To mark Remembrance this year, Serco, facilities provider for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is inviting people to purchase a poppy for a donation and to pin it to its ‘poppy wall’ to honour those who have suffered or died in war and support the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Patients, staff and visitors will be able to purchase their poppy from the tills in the restaurant from today (21st October) for a donation and pin their poppy to the ‘poppy wall’ in the West Atrium reception, a tribute to the Tower of London poppies last year which marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.
Each poppy will allow the donor to sign their name, include a message or dedicate it to someone who was lost or injured during war.
Patients staff and visitors will also be able to book their table for the Remembrance Day afternoon tea to be hosted in the restaurant 2pm – 5pm on 11th November. The restaurant will be transformed to a VE style tea room complete with crockery, table clothes and entertainment provided by the hospital choir.
Job Batchelor, Serco NNUH catering lead said: “It is a wonderful opportunity to combine creativity with history. The poppy is a powerful symbol of remembrance and we hope the wall will be a fitting tribute. The afternoon tea will allow people to reminisce and enjoy the era and we encourage people to book early to avoid disappointment.”
All donations from the poppies and a percentage from the afternoon tea will go to the Royal British Legion.
The afternoon tea costs £6.95 for sandwiches, tea, cloudy lemonade, cake and scones. Bookings can be made with the Serco team on firstname.lastname@example.org