Derrick Holmes, left, makes sure everyone tucks into a thank you lunch. Pictures: Ian Burt

More than 200 hospital staff enjoyed a free lunch dished up by the Hungry Hog Roast Company.

Business owner Derrick Holmes and helpers served  the roast with a vegetarian alternative, salad and jacket potatoes in the sunshine last Thursday as a thank you to staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn for their dedication during the pandemic.

Mr Holmes, 66, of Clenchwarton,  said: “I really wanted to show my support for the staff and thank them for the marvellous job they’re doing. 

“Slingsby and Sons donated a pig which we are incredibly grateful for as well as our other providers who have supported us. 

“We just wanted to do something to show our support for the hardworking NHS staff.”

The meal was polished off with desserts.

Hospital catering manager, Stewart Nimmo said: “Thank you to the Hungry Hog Roast Company for their delicious donation, as well as the providers that supplied the food for them. 

“We have received incredible support from our community since the start of the pandemic which we are all incredibly grateful for.”

This isn’t the first time Mr Holmes has dished up some free treats. In February, he served a hog roast meal to around 80 homeless people after getting in touch with the town’s Purfleet Trust charity.