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Purple Picnic event aiming to support child bereavement charity

28 Jun 2021
Norse Catering has joined forces with Nelson’s Journey to support the charity’s annual Purple Picnic fundraiser, which aims to raise money to improve the emotional wellbeing of bereaved children living in Norfolk.

Schools, work colleagues and families across the country are being encouraged to tuck into their own Purple Picnic, with many of Norse Catering’s locations being set to enjoy a special menu to help celebrate the occasion.

Andrew Lipscomb, operations director for Norse Catering, said: “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.”

Norse Catering, which provides more than 200 schools with nutritious school meals, has given schools the opportunity to host their own Purple Picnic menu between 5 and 9 July. 

Gary Stevens, Nelson’s Journey’s funding & marketing manager, added: “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. Thank you to everyone that has already signed up, helping us to support bereaved children in Norfolk.”

Anyone can get involved by registering to hold a Purple Picnic here: