Godwick Turkeys

Supplier of the Month
December 2020

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Godwick Turkeys

Godwick Turkeys is local supplier based at Godwick Hall in the desserted medieval village of Godwick. It is run by the Garner family and for nearly 80 years three generations of the family have been farming there. Their turkeys are truly free range, raised to the highest welfare standards, fed on only the finest natural diets and allowed to grow and develop to full maturity. They are all dry plucked and game hung according to tradition in order to achieve superior taste.

Wolf Brewery

Supplier of the Month
November 2020

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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 2020

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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!

Adnams Southwold

Supplier of the Month
September 2020

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Adnams Southwold

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.

Dann's Farm ice cream

Supplier of the Month
August 2020

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Dann's Farm Ice Cream

Dann's Farm provides Roys with luxury Norfolk ice cream that's 'Udderly Delicious'. On their farm in the heart of rural Norfolk they have a heard of over 400 pedigree Holstein-Fresian cows who are milked twice a day and a brood of free range hens whose eggs are collected daily. They use these eggs and milk, combined with fresh local produce to make their luxury Norfolk ice cream which is free of added preservatives, artificial additives and colourings. In one of their converted barns, the magic happens and the whole family helps with the day to day running of the farm, including making the ice cream by way of a special and unique hand made process which allows milk to go from cow to delicious freshly frozen ice cream in under an hour!

Bullards Gin

Supplier of the Month
July 2020

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Bullards Distillery

Bullards is a local supplier with a long history and association with Norwich, dating back to 1837. Their purpose built distillery is the first in Norwich for over 150 years and they currently supply Roys with 3 hand crafted gins. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, Bullards has been using their distillery to produce around 3500 litres of hand sanitiser per week and have been supplying it to a number of local front line businesses and services, including Roys.

Tim Place & Strawberries

Supplier of the Month
June 2020

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Place UK

Place UK Ltd are based in Tunstead, Norfolk. It is a family run company, founded by John Place in 1954 and currently run by Tim Place. They are currently supplying us with strawberries, and in the next few months will also supply raspberries, blackberries & cherries. All of their fruit is grown just down the road in Tunstead, and delivering daily so the fruit is as fresh as possible.

Tacon

Supplier of the Month
May 2020

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Barsham Brewery

Tucked away in a corner of rural North Norfolk, the family-run West Barsham Estate is home to The Barsham Brewery. Susanna Soames’s family have owned and farmed the land for generations, in an area renowned for its top quality agricultural soil. North Norfolk’s sea air and micro-climate helps them produce some of the best malting barley in the world, resulting in great tasting beer, perfect for Father’s Day!

Tacon

Supplier of the Month
April 2020

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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.

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Supplier of the Month
March 2020

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Roys Bakery

Baked from scratch daily in our in-store bakery. Feast your eyes on our delicious breads, rolls, speciality breads, cookies, cakes and sweet treats. Our highly-skilled bakers use only the best ingredients to ensure everything is baked to mouth-watering perfection bursting with texture and flavour. We also deliver a selection of our fresh baked goods to some of our other stores around Norfolk & Suffolk.

Havensfield happy Hens

Supplier of the Month
February 2020

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Havensfield Happy Hens

If you’re making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday then you’ll want some flippin’ brilliant eggs to make sure they’re super tasty. At Havensfield Happy Hens they believe that happy hens lay the most delicious eggs. The hens at Havensfield are happy because they live 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.

Chris Green - Wroxham General Manager, presenting a cheque to Sophie Williams - East Anglian Air Ambulance Community Fundraising Manager

Roys donates £7,256 to East Anglian Air Ambulance From £19,515 Raised Through 5p Carrier Bag Sales

Roys is proud to announce the donation of £7,256 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. This is the first in a series of donations Roys will be making from the £19,515 raised through the sale of carrier bags in 2019. Each store has their own Charity of the Year which was chosen by staff members at the store. The amount donated to the charities is equivalent to the sales of the carrier bags and the East Anglain Air Ambulance, which was the chosen charity of our Wroxham Food Hall and Roy of Beccles received the largest donation. The other charities that will receive donations are Big C, BEAT, EACH, Muscular Dystrophy UK, Serv (Norfolk Blood Bikes), SESAW, ASD Helping Hands, Leukaemia UK and Nelsons Journey

Sophie Williams, EAAA Community Fundraising Area Manager was presented with the £7256 donation by Chris Green, Wroxham General Manager. The EAAA are fundraising to become a 24/7 service, an additional £1 million per annum is needed, on top of the £12 million already needed to raise. It is estimated that with a 24/7 service the team could attend up to 600 additional missions every year.

EAAA has also been chosen as Highway Garden and Leisure’s Charity of the Year 2020 and will therefore receive another donation at the end of 2020. More information about how our Charities of the Year and how Roys helps other charities is available on our Charity & Community page.

Our Charities of the Year for 2020

F.A.I.T.H. Animal Centre

Wroxham Food Hall, DIY Centre, Petrol Station, Head Office and Pinetrees Warehouse

Norfolk Accident & Rescue Service

Wroxham Department Store, Garden Centre & Toy Shop

Friends of Harford Manor School

Bowthorpe

The Bridge Project

Sudbury

Beccles Lions CLub

Beccles

Norfolk & Waveney MIND

Magdalen Street

St. Martin's Housing Trust

Dereham

Nelson's Journey

Thetford

Friends of Horsey Seals

North Walsham

East Anglian Air Ambulance

Highway Garden & Leisure

Crush Foods

Supplier of the Month
January 2020

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Crush Foods

Crush is a local supplier based in Salle, Norfolk and was founded based on the dream of providing a healthy lifestyle choice. They provide Roys with a number of products such as their hand-baked granolas, cold-pressed rapeseed oils, dressings and sauces. Perfect if you’re turning over a new leaf this January!

Highlights of how Roys has helped charities in 2019

2019 - A huge year for helping charities & communities

During 2019 Roys is pleased to have been able to help a huge number of charities and good causes both locally and nationally. The total number of causes Roys has been able to help is 392, ranging from Access Community Trust to Whizz-Kidz and everything in between. The majority of those 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 £35,000 through our MADL donations, plastic bag charges, raffle prize donations & other money raising events such as charity raffles and wearing fancy dress on special days.

The 5p plastic bag charge has raised £19,515, 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; £6393.48 to East Anglian Air Ambulance (raised by our Wroxham Food Hall), £2067.53 to Leukaemia UK (raised by our Wroxham Department Store), £570.34 to Nelson's Journey (raised by our Wroxham Toy, Gardening & DIY Stores), £4662.65 to the BIG C (raised by our Bowthorpe store), £862.57 to East Anglian Air Ambulance (raised by our Beccles store), £388.10 to BEAT (raised by our Dereham store), £1458.86 to Muscular Dystrophy UK (raised by our Magdalen Street store), £438.36 to SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes (raised by our North Walsham store), £1192.34 to SESAW Animal Welfare (raised by our Sudbury store), £1044.14 to ASD Helping Hands (raised by our Thetford store) and £437.47 to EACH's Nook Appeal (raised by our Highway store).

Our Making A Difference Locally Fund (MADL) has helped 21 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; £500 to Dereham CoE Infant School to help fund a new roof, £250 to 2nd Beccles Scouts to help replace stolen equipment, £500 each to Coltishall Preschool and Primary School and, £250 to Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders for a defibrillator trainer.

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 enquiries@roys.co.uk telling us a bit about your charity or project and how you would like help.


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