Roys Christmas Shopping Evening 2019

Roys Christmas Shopping Evening's Charity Raffle Raises £1,172 for Leukaemia UK

Roys Christmas Shopping Evening was held on Tuesday 12th November as a special event for pre-registered guests to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy some great deals too! On arrival guests received a complimentary goody bag, mince pie & drink, as well as Stalham Brass Band performing live to help get everyone into the festive mood. A number of representatives from big brands were in store for shoppers to meet and ask advice about some of their favourite products as well as demonstrations of some too.

Charity Raffle

The culmination of the evening was the charity raffle, which raised £1,172 for Leukaemia UK. Thirty two prizes were available to be won and there were many happy winners.

A number of prizes are yet to be claimed. Prizes can be claimed from the till point adjacent to the car park entrance of the Wroxham Department Store. Please note serial numbers of raffle tickets will be checked for verification. The winning raffle tickets are;

5th Prize

Purple 295
Character Toys Bundle

6th Prize

Purple 206
Tonies Audio Fun Speaker

7th Prize

Orange 294
Jellycat Giant Panda

8th Prize

Green 283
£50 L'Oreal Voucher

9th Prize

Purple 727
Pyrex Saucepan Set

10th Prize

Grey 650
Godwick Farm Turkey Crown Voucher

12th Prize

Green 38
Wrendale Jugs Duo

15th Prize

Purple 11
Joules Bag & Lunch Box

16th Prize

Green 689
Tower Slow Cooker

18th Prize

Grey 128
Mason Cash Ovenware Bundle

21st Prize

Grey 201
Tala Pink Hamper

23rd Prize

Purple 43
St Moritz Hamper

29th Prize

Purple 305
Pyrex Cook & Freeze Bundle

32nd Prize

Purple 512
Scrub Daddy Selection

Wolf Brewery

Supplier of the Month
November 2019

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Wolf Brewery

Based in Besthorpe, Attleborough, Wolf Brewery has been producing “Howlin’ good” beers in Norfolk since 1995. They pride themselves on producing top quality real ales, made using the finest quality local ingredients. Their passion for quality shows in their success with their beers winning a number of awards over the years.

Tacons Pumpkins

Supplier of the Month
October 2019

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The Tacons

The Tacon family have a farm in Rollesby, Norfolk where they have been farming for three generations. They supply Roys with a number of fresh vegetables such as asparagus in the spring and pumpkins in autumn, all of which travels only 12 miles down the road to our Wroxham supermarket!

Chet & Waveney Valley Vineyard Skylawk Sparkling White Wine

Supplier of the Month
September 2019

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Chet & Waveney Valley Vineyard

Owned and run by John & Bridget Hemnant, Chet & Waveney Valley Vineyard is situated close to the Norfolk & Suffolk border in the village of Bergh Apton. The picturesque setting of the vineyard provides a unique climate to ensure excellent ripening of their grapes. The vineyard & winery produce a number of different wines, such as their award winning Skylark Brut sparkling white wine.

Tim Place & Strawberries

Supplier of the Month
August 2019


Place UK

Place UK Ltd is a local supplier based in Tunstead, Norfolk and one of Britain's leading fruit growers. It is a family run company, founded by John Place in 1954 and currently run by Tim Place. During the summer months they deliver to the store daily, meaning the fruit is as fresh as possible and are currently supplying us with their strawberries, raspberries, cherries & blackberries, all grown just down the road in Tunstead.

Norfolk Day 2019

Roys Norfolk Day Celebrations 2019

After the resounding success of the first ever Norfolk Day last year Roys has again been celebrating Norfolk Day for 2019!

This year Roys is holding its celebrations across two days, Friday 26th July and on Norfolk Day itself Saturday 27th July. Some of Roys favourite local suppliers are joining us in our Wroxham Food Hall, providing free tastings of the delicious products and giving customers the opportunity to meet the suppliers that make the food & drinks they love. There has also been a Norfolk Hamper giveaway on Facebook, filled with lots of Norfolk goodies, running in the week leading up to Norfolk Day.

Suppliers attending Friday 26th July

  • Dann's Farm ice cream
  • Gnaw chococlate
  • Candi's Chutney
  • St Giles Gin
  • Norfolk Gin
  • Yare Valley oils
  • Wildcraft Brewery
  • Redwell Brewery
  • Woodfordes Brewery
  • Jonas Seafood

Suppliers attending Saturday 27th July

  • Archangel Gin
  • Norton's Dairy
  • Black Shuck Gin
  • Pastry Cutters
  • Kettle Chips
Photo of Darren Coles, Roys of Wroxham Food Hall store manager presenting a cheque to Stalham and Smallburgh First Responders

Roys Donate £250 to Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders

Roys is pleased to announce the donation of £250 to Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders. The money helped to purchase a Defibrillator Trainer which will be used to train the public on how to use publicly accessible defibrillator machines that can be found in schools, pubs, shops etc.

Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders are volunteers who live or work within the local area, and are trained by the East of England Ambulance Service to give basic life support. Their training includes how to treat casualties with breathing difficulties, chest pains, unconsciousness and many other health issues.

The donation was made possible through the Making A Difference Locally Scheme, of which Roys is a member. 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. More information about the fund is available on our Charity & Community page, and if you would like to be considered for the MADL fund please contact telling us a bit about your charity or project and how you would like help.

Photo of Dan Dicks, Roys of Bowthorpe store manager presenting a cheque to Susan Chedgey, chair of the PTA and Rachel Smith, Deputy headteacher of Colman Junior School

Roys Donate £500 to Colman Junior School

Roys is pleased to announce the donation of £500 to Colman Junior School towards improving the outside play area. Roys were approached by the school's PTA who were looking to raise funds to provide additional facilities for education at the Colman Infant & Junior Schools in Norwich and they have now raised over £10,500 towards an outside play area. The proposed play area will hopefully include play trees with posts and balance ropes, feature logs, balance beams, stepping logs, monkey bars, grass mats and native trees for natural shade. The area will be beneficial to children from both schools, staff and parents.

We are pleased to be able to help donate £500 towards the project at the Colman Schools, it is always great to see where the donations will be spent and understand how the local community will benefit. I can’t wait to see the finished project!Dan DicksStore manager at Roys of Bowthorpe
Colman Schools PTA are delighted to have been selected by Roys (Wroxham) Ltd Making A Difference Locally Fund and are very grateful for the generous donation of £500 towards our much needed outdoor playscape project for Colman Junior School. After many years fundraising we are now in a position to order the equipment and hope to have everything installed in time for the start of the new term in SeptemberSusan ChegeyChair of Colman school PTA

The donation was made possible through the Making A Difference Locally Scheme, of which Roys is a member. 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. More information about the fund is available on our Charity & Community page, and if you would like to be considered for the MADL fund please contact telling us a bit about your charity or project and how you would like help.

Winbirri Wines

Supplier of the Month
July 2019

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Winbirri Vinyard

Winbirri Vineyard is a local supplier based in Surlingham, Norfolk, owned and run by Lee Dyer. Lee grows all of the grapes in Winbirri’s own vineyards near the river Yare before processing them in the on-site winery. Roys stock a number of different Winbirri wines including their award winning Bacchus.

St Giles Gin - Roys local supplier of the month June 2019

Supplier of the Month
June 2019

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St. Giles Gin

St. Giles is a local supplier based in Norwich, Norfolk ran by founder Simon Melton and head distiller Pete Margree. They supply Roys with their award winning gins, including their Diver’s edition & Rhubarb & Ginger flavoured gin. Their gins are handcrafted in their custom-made copper still using a slow and careful distillation process to create a perfectly rounded & delicate gin.

Photo of Darren Coles, Roys of Wroxham store manager presenting a cheque to Annabel Goodman and pupils from Coltishall Primary School

Roys Donate £500 to Coltishall Primary School

Roys is pleased to announce the donation of £500 to Coltishall Primary School towards creating an outdoor learning & wildlife area. The school approached Roys with a request for a donation towards their £5000 target and aims for the area to help develop a multitude of skills delivered outdoors, all which have proven benefits to children, along with opportunities to the pupils and community, especially to those that come from less privileged backgrounds.

Roys of Wroxham Store manager Darren Coles visited the school and met with 5 of the school's “Eco warriors” and Annabel Goodman to present the cheque for £500 in a morning assembly. Darren explained to the children about many of the charities Roys supports and how happy he was to be helping such a worthwhile project.

It was great to meet with the children and staff at Coltishall Primary School to present them with the £500 donation. We are very happy that we can help with this project within our local community. We hope the school is successful in raising the rest of the funds they need to complete the work for their outside learning area.Darren ColesStore manager at Roys of Wroxham
We are extremely grateful for the generous donation made by Roys towards our outdoor learning. This project means a great deal to the teachers and children in our school. We greatly value outdoor learning and want to create areas within our school grounds that teach respect for wildlife, curiosity in the natural world and offer quiet areas for reflectionMrs WardDeputy head of Coltishall Primary School

The donation was made possible through the Making A Difference Locally Scheme, of which Roys is a member. 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. More information about the fund is available on our Charity & Community page, and if you would like to be considered for the MADL fund please contact telling us a bit about your charity or project and how you would like help.

Redwell brewery - Roys local supplier of the month May 2019

Supplier of the Month
May 2019

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Redwell Brewing

Redwell is a local brewery based in Norwich, founded in 2013. All of their beers are brewed in small batches from locally farmed Norfolk Malt by their brewers Marcel, Steve, Will & head brewer Belinda Jennings. They want to make great beers that everyone can enjoy and are one of the first UK craft breweries to have their entire range certified vegan and gluten free.


Supplier of the Month
April 2019

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Tacon Farm

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.

Roys newly refitted Bakery in Bowthorpe store

Newly Refitted Roys Bakery in Bowthorpe

Roys is pleased to reveal the new look Bakery in our Bowthorpe store. The refurbishment aims to give customers an improved and enjoyable shopping experience and is modelled off the Wroxham Bakery which was refitted in 2017. All of the items sold in the Bakery are produced in the Wroxham Bakery and delivered fresh each morning.

The refit includes new wooden fixtures produced by a local tradesman and new signage also from a local company, both of which are based in Norwich. Roys is proud that we could continue our commitment to local suppliers in this project in the same way as with groceries and other items we sell in store.

Roys local supplier of the month March 2019 HG Blakes

Supplier of the Month
March 2019

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HG Blakes Norfolk Reared Lamb & Beef

HG Blake are a family owned company based in Costessey, Norwich. They supply Roys with Norfolk reared beef and lamb sourced directly from local farmers. Roys’ fully trained butchers hand prepare a variety of cuts in-store perfect for many different meals. If you want to treat Mum to a special home cooked meal this Mother’s Day, a succulently roasted Norfolk lamb joint with all the trimmings is the perfect choice!

Roys local supplier of the month February 2019 What A Hoot Gin

Supplier of the Month
February 2019

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WhataHoot Gin

WhataHoot Gin is truly a family affair. Started by husband and wife team, Jason and Nicky, with their son Ethan. With a keen interest in distilling, they purchased a still and, knowing they wanted to build a product firmly rooted in Norfolk, they looked to the surrounding countryside for flavour inspiration. Every bottle of WhataHoot Dry Gin is lovingly created, infusing the perfect blend of botanicals with distilled Norfolk Water, for a unique and refreshing flavour.

Photo left to right: Ed Roy – Managing Director Roys (Wroxham) Ltd, Sophie Mayes- Corporate Fundraiser for E.A.C.H.

Roys £15,053 donation to E.A.C.H's Nook Appeal brings total raised to £27,377

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 hospiceEd RoyManaging Director
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.Sophie MayesE.A.C.H Corporate Fundraiser

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.

Locally supplied Juices, cordials and soft drinks

Suppliers of the Month
January 2019

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Whether you’re taking part in “Dry January” or “New Year, New You”, now is the time to be a little healthier. Switching what you drink is a quick and easy way to change your diet and we have a whole host of choices. From the finest freshly pressed juices, to flavourful cordials and sparkling “posh pop” soft drinks there’s so many delicious drinks in store it would be a shame to highlight only one of these great suppliers this month. Best of all they’re all regionally sourced from East Anglia!

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