The recently installed giant illuminated rainbow on Chantry Square will be used to help to raise awareness and funds for The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, part of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) NHS Foundation Trust, Chantry Place has announced.
Paul McCarthy, General Manager at Chantry Place, said: “We all celebrate and are in awe of our NHS heroes and the rainbow has served as a beacon of hope over the last year. So we wanted to tie its arrival into a fundraising initiative to support the incredible work of the NNUH, as well as celebrate key workers and pay tribute to those who have lost a loved one to Covid. We are also continuing to offer free parking to NHS workers to thank them for everything they are doing.”
The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital is a major centre for specialist paediatric services in the East of England, providing acute specialist care and supporting babies, children and young people and their families.
Head of Fundraising at NNUH, Louise Cook, said: “We are delighted that Chantry Place has chosen to support the N&N Hospitals Charity and the money raised will go towards our marvellous Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, which helps so many babies, children, young people and their families across Norfolk.”
Lucy Weavers, Nurse Director for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital added: “I hope that the Rainbow makes everyone smile and encourages people to give a little to support their local Children’s Hospital.”
Chantry Place is currently open for essential shops, delivery, takeaway and Click & Collect services, with non-essential retailers and outdoor seating at restaurants on Chantry Square planning to reopen on Monday 12th April 2021.
The rainbow, recognised as a symbol of hope and of better times to come, lights up and can change colour, and is a new outdoor feature on the Square. People can donate at the 5.8 metre wide by 2.4 metre high rainbow using a QR code.
Visitors to the rainbow are encouraged to use #ChantryPlaceRainbow when sharing photos of the rainbow on Instagram.
People can also donate to The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital by going to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/jennylindchildrenshospital
For more information on Chantry Place visit www.ChantryPlace.co.uk or follow chantryplacenorwich on social media.
Notes to Editors:
Chantry Place is home to over 90 fantastic shops, cafés and restaurants, including Apple, Zara and House of Fraser, and offers an unrivalled retail and dining experience in Norwich. With national, international and homegrown brands, an Escape Hunt experience and convenient, city centre parking, Chantry Place has everything under one roof and is the perfect destination to shop, meet, dine and enjoy.