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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