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Find out how one Norfolk company is helping the annual foodie fundraiser for Nelson’s Journey
Norse Catering is joining forces with Nelson’s Journey to support the charity’s annual Purple Picnic fundraiser next month, with the event helping to raise funds to improve the emotional wellbeing of bereaved children living in Norfolk.
Across the county, schools, work colleagues, friends and families are being encouraged to tuck into their own Purple Picnics, with many of Norse Catering’s locations set to enjoy a special menu to help celebrate the occasion.
A Purple Picnic is a way for people to come together both in person and virtually to raise funds for the charity, whilst also providing an opportunity for people to remember those that have died.
More than 200 schools in the county are provided with nutritional school meals by Norse, with each school being provided with the opportunity to choose their own Purple Picnic menu, between July 5 and 9.
In a further show of support for Nelson’s Journey, Norse will donate a percentage of its school meal sales to the charity on those dates.
Operations Director for Norse Catering, Andrew Lipscomb, says: ‘We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s event. As a local charity, Nelson’s Journey supports Norfolk children and families, and we feel it is our responsibility as East Anglia’s leading education caterer to promote and contribute to their important work.
‘What could be a more relevant way for us to do this than supporting the event with a picnic-themed school lunch?’
Nelson’s Journey’s Funding and Marketing Manager, Gary Stevens, adds: ‘It’s fantastic to have the support of Norse Catering for our 2021 Purple Picnic. Norse has a brilliant reputation as a provider of school meals and, having caught a glimpse of their Purple Picnic menu, I’m sure pupils are in for an absolute treat!
‘We hope that more people and organisations will join us throughout July, as we come together to hold purple picnics across Norfolk as part of our fundraising efforts.’
- Anyone can get involved by registering to hold a Purple Picnic – visit the Nelson Journey website for full details.