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.
Supplier of the Month
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!
Supplier of the Month
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.
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.
Suppliers of the Month
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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