The Tacon family grow top quality produce at their farm in Rollesby, Norfolk which is only 12 miles down the road from our Wroxham supermarket. They have been growing asparagus for over 30 years and still pick and bundle the crop by hand.
The Mack family have been living and farming in the Yare Valley since the early 1900's. Their Yare Valley Oils are grown, harvested, pressed and bottled on the farm next to the Norfolk broads. They cold press the oils to retain its flavour and nutritional benefits and then re-use the waste in their biomass boiler to fuel the farm. best of all, our entire range of their products are 20% off for the month of April!
Established in 1872 at Sole Bay brewery in Southwold, Adnams is best-known as a brewer of beer. Their vast range of beers include many award winning brews made using local ingredients. They are also distillers of Copper House Gin which was introduced in 2010 when the Adnams Copper House Distillery was built and opened.
Havensfield Happy Hens
At Havensfield Happy Hens they believe that happy hens lay the most delicious eggs. At Havensfield the hens are kept happy by living in small flocks in the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside with room to run, jump, fly and play with the most delicious, local, nutrient rich food delivered to their feed troughs.
OVER THE LAST YEAR YOU HELPED US SUPPORT MORE THAN
100 LOCAL SUPPLIERS
HERE'S TO EVEN MORE GREAT LOCAL PRODUCTS THIS YEAR
How we helped charities & communities in 2020
During 2020 Roys is pleased to have been able to help a large number of charities and good causes both locally and nationally. The total number of causes Roys has been able to help is 143, ranging from air ambulances to rescued animals and everything in between. Around half of the causes helped were through raffle prize donations, meaning many of the donations will have hopefully gone on to help raise even more money for charity.
In total we've raised over £33,000 through our MADL donations, plastic bag charges, raffle prize donations & other money raising such as wearing fancy dress on special days & in store collections.
The 5p plastic bag charge has raised £15,692, going to several charities. Our stores have different charities of the year voted on by the staff and those charities will receive a donation equal to the amount that store has raised. In total 10 charities will receive the following donations; £4939.91 to Faith Animal Rescue (raised by our Wroxham Food Hall, fuel station, DIY Centre, head office and Norwich distribution centre), £1950.20 to Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (raised by our Wroxham Department Store, Garden Centre and Roys Toys), £3617.54 to the Friends of Harford Manor School (raised by our Bowthorpe store), £917.31 to Beccles Lions Club (raised by our Beccles store), £374.62 to St Martin's House (raised by our Dereham store), £1264.50 to Norfolk & Waveney MIND (raised by our Magdalen Street store), £357.35 to Friends of Horsey Seals (raised by our North Walsham store), £900.43 to The Bridge Project (raised by our Sudbury store), £968.97 to Nelson's Journey (raised by our Thetford store) and £401.33 to East Anglian Air Ambulance (raised by our Highway store).
Our Making A Difference Locally Fund (MADL) has helped 24 great causes with donations ranging from £100 to £1,000. In this scheme money is put into Roys' MADL fund based on sales of selected grocery products sold in Roys stores and then used to help local charities and good causes. Donations from this scheme include; £1000 to Priscilla Bacon Lodge new hospice appeal, £500 to Sea Palling Lifeboats, £1000 to Norman Lamb's mental health charity, and, £500 each to Wroxham & Hoveton Good Neigbour Scheme foodbank and Falcon Junior School foodbank.
In store actions have raised nearly £5,000, with staff and customers coming together to help several great charities. Much of this money comes from collection pots in store, but events such as Children in Need (£1,206), Christmas Jumper Day (£489 to Save The Children) and Wear It Pink (£285 to Breast Cancer Now) are also very significant.
More information about how Roys helps charites is available on our Charity & Community page. If you would like to be considered for the MADL fund please contact email@example.com telling us a bit about your charity or project and how you would like help.
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