Equipment amnesty at hospital open day and fete
An equipment amnesty is taking place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital help recycle hospital equipment from homes across the county.
Starting on Saturday, June 8, at the hospital Fete and Open Day, people are urged to return items of hospital equipment, such as crutches and walking aids, so they can be reused to help other patients or recycled instead of ending up in landfill.
The Open Day and Fete, takes place from 11am to 4pm and visitors will be able to take part in hands on activities, browse the fete stalls or look around the careers fair. There will be free entry and free car parking on the day.
Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising who is helping to organise the event, said: “We want to showcase some of the excellent work that goes on within the hospital and provide families with a fun day out.
All the proceeds will be going to the hospital charity which benefits local patients and helps us to enhance our facilities and provide those extra items of equipment.”
There will also be tours of the breast cancer unit to see how the hospital is improving services for patients through the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.
At the fete, there will be lots of activities for children, including face painting and traditional fete games, with live music and dancing. Darth Vader will be making an appearance along with the Pets as Therapy dogs. Crafts and homemade cakes will be available for visitors to buy.
For more information about the Open Day and Fete, go to www.nnuh.nhs.uk