Norwich restaurant saves Christmas when school ran out of turkey

"Please sir can we have more?" Children at George White Junior School which ran out of turkey at the

"Please sir can we have more?" Children at George White Junior School which ran out of turkey at their Christmas lunch, but a local carvery gave them some turkey for free so they could all take part in the celebrations.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Christmas dinner was in jeopardy at a Norwich junior school when the kitchen ran out of turkey.

Missing the turkey, Iris Frost at George White Junior School which ran out of turkey at their Christ

Missing the turkey, Iris Frost at George White Junior School which ran out of turkey at their Christmas lunch, but a local carvery gave them some turkey for free so they could all take part in the celebrations.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

As children lined up for their roast dinner with all the trimmings, staff at George White Junior School in Silver Road, realised there was not going to be enough to feed everyone.

In a desperate attempt to find turkey for 35 hungry pupils, staff called local restaurants and carverys and it was The Oaks, near Norwich International Airport, that saved the day.

Janet Moorse, school secretary at George White Junior School, said: 'We called The Oaks and the lovely staff there cut turkey from the carvery for us and they wouldn't even take any money for it, they just asked us to donate some money to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

'They were absolute angels at the oaks and we could all have Christmas dinner - the staff and the children - and we all sit together every year so it is really lovely. Really, we just wanted to thank them for their help.'

The school has donated £20 to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is the restaurant's nominated charity.

Dave Stanley, general manager at The Oaks, said: 'It's Christmas dinner, they needed turkey and how can you say no to children. I couldn't take money from a school so I just asked for a donation.'

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