Roys £15,053 donation to E.A.C.H's Nook Appeal brings total raised to £27,377
Photo left to right: Ed Roy – Managing Director Roys (Wroxham) Ltd, Sophie Mayes- Corporate Fundraiser for E.A.C.H.
Ed Roy, managing director of Roys (Wroxham) Ltd was delighted to present Sophie Mayes, Norfolk corporate fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with a cheque for £15,053 raised from the sale of 5p carrier bags throughout 2018.
This £15,053 brings the grand total raised for the Nook Appeal, Roys’ chosen charity of the year, to £27,377.87. This money will be used to help continue the construction of the nook, a new children’s hospice for Norfolk situated in at a five-acre woodland site in Framingham Earl, five miles south of Norwich. The nook will transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk, helping EACH meet the increased demand for their services.
“It has been truly wonderful to be able to donate such a large amount of money to the nook appeal, it is all thanks to our customers that have supported events and purchased 5p carrier bags throughout 2018. We know the money is going to a very worthwhile cause and we wish EACH all the best in finding the remaining £1.5million to complete the hospice”, Ed Roy commented.
Sophie said: “We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income, so support from businesses across Norfolk is really important. We’d like to say a massive thankyou to Roys for choosing us as their charity for the last year. It’s been a brilliant year working with the whole of the Roys team.”
Roys will continue to support EACH with its sister company Highway garden & Leisure having chosen them as its charity of the year. The nook is being constructed very close to the store and the staff are all keen to support the charity when and where they can.
This year each Roys store has chosen a charity of the year, this means that more charities will benefit from the 5p carrier bag sales rather than just one. Along with EACH these charities are as follows, BEAT (eating disorders), SERV (Norfolk blood bikes), ASD Helping Hands, Muscular Dystrophy UK, East Anglian Air Ambulance, SESAW (Suffolk and Essex small animal welfare), Big C, Leukaemia UK and Nelson’s Journey.
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