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Roys staff pull on a festive knit for charity

 

Photo: Roys of Wroxham stores and office staff in their Christmas Jumpers

 

Photo: Roys of Wroxham stores and office staff in their Christmas Jumpers

Friday 15th December is Christmas Jumper Day and the staff in our Wroxham stores and office were happy to pull on a festive knit to help raise money for charity. Money raised will go to Save the Children, going directly to support vital work both in the UK and abroad.

The money could help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support. Every year, millions of children around the world die before their fifth birthday from easily preventable diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Many more are forgotten simply because they were born in the wrong place, or because they are girls, refugees, disabled or from a minority.

 


 

Roys Charity of the Year 2017/18 - East Anglia's Children's Hospices

 

EACH - East Anglia's Children's Hospices - Roys Charity of the year 2017/2018

 

Roys are very pleased to announce that EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices) have been selected as our Charity of the Year for 2017 / 2018.

Sophie Mayes, EACH Corporate Fundraiser (Norfolk), said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Roys for selecting EACH as their Charity of the Year for 2018. We rely on the support of local businesses to continue our vital services caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families. Any money Roys raise will go towards helping these families at an unimaginably difficult time.”

The charity was chosen from nominations by Roys 8 stores and Highway garden & Leisure and will receive the money for all 5p carrier bags charges from these stores plus additional fundraising throughout the year. It succeeds Nelson's Journey, Roys charity of the year for 2016 / 2017 which received £31,478 and East Anglian Air Ambulance which received £31,151 in 2015 / 2016.

Ed Roy, Managing Director Roys, said: “It was important to us that the staff chose an East Anglian charity that works tirelessly for people in need within the communities surrounding Roys stores. EACH was an excellent choice and we hope to donate lots of money that can be used to support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions”

 


 

Roys £11,000 cheque brings grand total raised for Nelson's Journey to over £31,000!

 

Ed & Paul Roy presenting a cheque of £11,478 to Phil Kerridge and Sarah Hyde of Nelson's Journey

Photo left to right: Ed Roy Managing Director Roys, Paul Roy Buying and Marketing Director Roys, Phil Kerridge, Chair of Trustees Nelson’s Journey, Sarah Hyde Community Funding and Marketing Officer.

On Friday 1st December Roys of Wroxham presented Nelson's Journey with a massive donation of £11,478, this brings the grand total donated to Nelsons’ Journey by Roys to £31,478!

Phil Kerridge, Chair of Trustees at Nelson’s Journey commented on the donation ”Over the last year, ROYS have supported us with the utmost passion. A wonderful local business that wanted to make a difference to a local charity and we are thrilled to say they have done so in abundance, raising over £30,000 to support Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people. We have received referrals for almost 900 children so for this year, which is another increase on figures last year, as the demand for our service is on the rise, it shows just how much we need supporters in the community like ROYS to help us continue to provide a free service to those children that need support through their bereavement. We are incredibly grateful to ROYS, we have enjoyed working with them and meeting their customers, they have made a significant impact to the children we see, leaving a lasting legacy of support given over the year.”

Memory jar presented from nelson's Journey to Roys

Nelson’s Journey presented Roys with a memory jar filled with different coloured sands, each colour representing a memory of Roys and their time working together. This is a tool that is used by Nelson’s Journey with bereaved children to remember lost loved ones.

Ed Roy, Managing Director of Roys commented ”We are very grateful that we have been able to donate such a vast amount of money to such a worthwhile cause, Nelson’s Journey have been a wonderful charity to work with and have been incredibly appreciative of the money donated. We are thankful to our customers and staff for making the donations possible, their kindness is overwhelming. We wish Nelson’s Journey all the best for the future and we hope to be able to help them again in the future.”

 


 

Roys staff swap uniforms for spots & fancy dress for Children in Need 2017

 

Roys of Wroxham staff dress up for Children In Need 2017
Roys of Wroxham staff dress up for Children In Need 2017
Roys of Wroxham staff dress up for Children In Need 2017
Roys of Wroxham staff dress up for Children In Need 2017

Roys staff at our Wroxham, Bowthorpe, Dereham & Magdalen Street stores dressed up for Children in need.

Roys staff at our stores throughout Norfolk and Suffolk had lots of fun dressing up in spots and fancy dress on Friday 17th November for BBC's Children In Need 2017 Appeal. Money raised will go on to support disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK.

BBC Children In Need 2017. works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the Appeal.

Joanne Symonds, Roys Marketing Coordinator commented ” Customers enjoyed seeing the staff wearing wacky garments and dressed up as familiar characters. With generous donations from customers and staff Roys helped to raise money for a very important charity that makes a real difference to the lives of children across the UK.”

 


 

Over £1000 raised for Nelson's Journey in Roys Christmas Shopping Evening's charity raffle 2017

 

Roys of Wroxham Christmas Shopping Evening 2017

 

Roys Christmas Shopping Evening was held on Tuesday 8th November as a special event for pre-registered guests to get into the Christmas spirit and some great deals too! On arrival guests received a complimentary drink, goody bag and a spread of Christmas treats to help get 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 £1074 for Nelson’s Journey. Over £2000 worth of 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 next to the car park entrance of our Wroxham Department Store. Please note serial numbers of raffle tickets will be checked for verification. The winning raffle tickets are;

 


 

Roys raises over £1,300 for Wear it Pink Day 2017

 

Roys of Wroxham staff dressed in pink for Wear it Pink day 2017
Roys of Wroxham staff dressed in pink for Wear it Pink day, 20th October 2017.

Staff from our Roys and Highway Garden and Leisure stores have raised £1,320 by dressing up in pink for Wear it Pink day on 20th October 2017. The money raised is thanks to generous donations from Roys customers & staff and will go to Breast Cancer Now, the Uk's largest breast cancer charity.

As well as dressing up in wacky and wonderful pink outfits the Wroxham department store held a number of other activities including a raffle, guess how many balloons in the car, guess how many sweets in the jar and guess the name of the teddy, all of which had a suitably pink theme. Other stores also held additional activities such as charity bake sales. Over £300 was raised by Roys of North Walsham, a remarkable achievement considering the size of the store.

Joanne Symonds, Roys Marketing Coordinator commented ” Customers enjoyed seeing the staff adorned in pink and taking part in the games.

With generous donations from customers and staff Roys helped to raise money for a very important charity that funds ground-breaking research into curing breast cancer.”

 


 

Over £2,750 raised in support of Marie Curie

£2,797 raised in support of Marie Curie

Over the past few months Roys have helped the charity Marie Curie raise over £2,750.

Marie Curie provides care and support for people with terminal illnesses. They provide help to both the victims and their family, offering expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. £1,867.72 was raised through the charity's Daffodil Boxes in Roys' 8 stores in Norfolk & Suffolk as part of the charity's Great Daffodil Appeal. This money has all been allocated to the Norfolk Division of the charity helping people in the local area. Another £930.26 was raised by the charity's collections in Wroxham during July and August.

The money raised will be of considerable help to the charity as the help and support it provides is costly. Last year the charity provided over 1.2 million hours of nursing to 31,755 people yet it costs the charity £180 to provide one 9 hour nursing shift and £35 for just one nurses uniform.

 


 

Roys donates another £10,000 to Nelson's Journey

 

Photo from left to right: Paul Roy (Buying and marketing director Roys), Sarah Hyde (Community funding and marketing officer at Nelson’s Journey) and Phill Kerridge (Chair of trustees at Nelson’s Journey)
Photo from left to right: Paul Roy (Buying and marketing director Roys), Sarah Hyde (Community funding and marketing officer at Nelson’s Journey) and Phill Kerridge (Chair of trustees at Nelson’s Journey).

On 21st July Paul Roy – Buying and Marketing Director of Roys of Wroxham presented Nelson’s Journey with a £10,000 donation.

The £10,000 cheque was presented just a few months after another £10,000 was presented to the charity, bringing the running total this year to a massive £20,000.

Nelson’s Journey is a Norfolk charity that supports children and young people up to their 18th birthday that have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. The charity offers one to one support and opportunities to meet other children of a similar age who have also experienced a bereavement.

Nelson’s Journey are in constant need of donations to help with the ever growing number of referrals they are receiving, this year they have seen a record breaking number and expect this grow as the services become known to a wider audience.

Phil Kerridge Chair of Trustees said “Thank you to Roys of Wroxham and their shoppers for their continued support with their 5p carrier bag scheme.

We were so grateful to receive £10,000 from Roys today, having the support of this local family run business is wonderful. This additional money could fund 1000 Worry Eaters which support children and young people with anxieties following the death of someone significant in their lives. So far this year we have received nearly 600 referrals, with an expected 1000 to reach us by the end of 2017, we have never needed the support more.

Thank you to everyone that has been purchasing carrier bags and to Roys of Wroxham for giving us this incredible opportunity to bring back smiles to even more bereaved children in Norfolk”

The money is raised through the sale of 5p carrier bags throughout all Roys and Highway Garden and Leisure stores and is then donated to the chosen charity of the year. If you would like to contact Nelson’s Journey to find out about their services please visit http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/.

 


 

Newly Refitted Roys Bakery

 

Roys of Wroxham's new Bakery
The new look Roys Bakery in the Wroxham food hall.

Roys is proud to announce the opening of it's new look bakery in the Wroxham food hall. The design pays homage to the original Roys Bakery that opened in Coltishall in the 1920's and features traditional styled handmade tiles, copper detailing and photos of the original bakery.

All of your old favourites are still baked from scratch daily as well a number of new products such as Bakewell tart, lemon Viennese whirls, lemon meringue pie and rhubarb pie. There is also a new self serve pick 'n' mix section of bread rolls and sweet pastries and additional new products planned for the coming weeks.

Paul Roy - Buying and Marketing Director commented:

We didn’t set out to use a design agency to create the look and feel for the new bakery section you see in our Foodhall in Wroxham but we found nothing “off the shelf” really worked. So when the design house we approached created such a nice looking blueprint that met the various requirements of customers and bakers alike it suddenly became a reality. The brief had to reflect that although we are supermarket with volumes going through the foodhall, our own bakers make all of our bread rolls and loaves from scratch rather than just bake them off as some supermarkets do these days and there really is a difference in quality in my opinion. Some of our products have 12 hour proving times where the mix basically rests, gradually transforming into a dough that’s good to bake with – it’s a more traditional method. My father, Peter Roy, used to bake to this method in the family bakery in Coltishall up until the early 1970s where some may remember Roys having a standalone bakery that delivered to many stores throughout Norfolk. By going out to local craftsmen we procured handmade sustainably designed fixtures fit for our requirements, hopefully it looks good to existing and future generations of shoppers with workmanship to match that intention and serves the dual masters of efficiency and effectiveness of display. We will be launching more variety in the coming months such as sourdoughs and will keep on striving to serve up the best quality and price that we can.
Paul Roy - Buying and Marketing Director

 


 

Roys donate £200 to Keeping Abreast - Norwich

 

Jo Jackson (Team leader) and Toika Razzell (Deputy Manager) from our Wroxham Department Store donating a cheque to Carol Hale (Treasurer) from Keeping Abreast Norwich
Photo L to R: Jo Jackson Team Leader Wroxham department store, Carol Hale Treasurer Keeping Abreast Norwich branch, Toika Razzell Deputy Manager Wroxham department store

On 20th April Roys of Wroxham presented a £200 cheque to the Norwich division of Keeping Abreast.

Keeping Cancer Abreast is a charity that provides information, support, practical help and advice for those considering breast reconstruction and enriches the quality of care for those recovering from breast reconstruction. The £200 will be used to continue this much needed support.

The £200 donation is taken from Roys Making a Difference Locally fund (MADL) which is money raised through the sale of Heritage and branded grocery products throughout Roys 8 stores. The money is donated to good causes and projects run by charities in the local community.

 


 

Roys donate £200 to Broadland 222 Squadron

 

Wroxham Store Controller Chris Green presenting a cheques of £200 to member of Broadland 222 squadron Air Training Corp
Photo L to R: Brother & Sister Cadet Maya Gotts & Corporal Taylor Gotts, Cadet Ashley Barrel, Flight Sargeant Joseph Middleditch & Roys Wroxham Store Controller Chris Green

On 27th February Roys of Wroxham donated £200 to Broadland 222 Squadron, the Wroxham Air Training Corp (Air Cadets).

Roys were approached by Civilian Instructor Gavin Frost to raise money for an adventure training camp designed to build responsibility and leadership in 2017 to allow all cadets to attend without finances being a barrier.

The £200 donation is taken from Roys Making a Difference Locally fund (MADL) which is money raised through the sale of Heritage and branded grocery products throughout Roys 8 stores. The money is donated to good causes and projects run by charities in the local community.

 


 

Roys donate £10,000 to charity of the year Nelson's Journey

 

Roys present Nelsons Journey with £10,000

 Ed Roy - Managing Director of Roys Wroxham ltd presenting a cheque to Simon Wright and Sarah Hyde of Nelson's Journey.

On 15th February Roys Wroxham Ltd were delighted to present Nelson’s Journey with a £10,000 donation.

Nelson’s Journey was chosen as Roys charity of the year to receive all donations raised through sale of 5p carrier bags at Roys 8 stores and Highway Garden and Leisure. Nelson’s Journey is a charity giving essential support to bereaved children in Norfolk.

Sarah Hyde from Nelson’s Journey commented, We are absolutely amazed by the incredible support offered from Roy’s and their customers, we are pleased to have the backing of such a wonderful organisation, full of staff enthusiastic about our charity.

The 5p carrier bag scheme has already raised £10,000 which could fund 40 children to attend one of our therapeutic residential weekends at Hilltop in Sheringham. A Weekend packed full of team building, coping strategies and memory work with other children and young people of a similar age, giving them the right tools and confidence to move forward positively with their lives. 

We are so grateful to Roys of Wroxham and all who have supported the 5p carrier bag scheme already. Not only have they helped in raising money, but also awareness of our good work helping children and their families, suffering after the death of a loved one, in Norfolk”

 Ed Roy, managing director at Roys presented the cheque to Nelson’s Journey on behalf of Roys. “We are very pleased to be helping such a worthwhile cause, Roys would like to thank each and every customer that has donated money by purchasing a carrier bag and we look forward to being able to present Nelson’s Journey with future donations throughout the year.

If you would like to donate or would like help from the Child Bereavement support team at Nelson’s Journey then you can find more details at http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/.

 


 

Roys of Magdalen Street donate £200 to M.E. Support-Norfok

 

Damien Wiles (Roys of Magdalen Street Store Manager) and staff presenting a cheque of £200 to Paul Jordan from M.E. Support-Norfolk
Damien Wiles (Roys of Magdalen Street Store Manager) and staff presenting a cheque of £200 to Paul Jordan from M.E. Support-Norfolk

Roys of Magdalen Street have donated £200 to M.E. Support-Norfolk. Roys were approached by Paul Jordan from M.E. Support-Norfolk asking if Roys could match the donation Roys made to the support group the previous year which was spent entirely on those in need.

M.E. Support-Norfolk is a small, self-funding volunteer organisation which for nearly 30 years has offered moral support and practical assistance to sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis throughout broadland and beyond. Their volunteers are predominately M.E. sufferers themselves who use their own personal experience in areas such as dealing with outside agencies, medical appointments, nutrition and complimentary medicine. The group holds regular support meetings and runs its own library primarily on the subject of M.E. as well as publishing a monthly newsletter. There is currently no cure for M.E. or effective treatment meaning that all sufferers can do for themselves is learn to cope and manage as best as possible within an impoverished, disabling and restricted lifestyle. The numbers of people requiring help are ever increasing and the volunteers from M.E. Support-Norfolk really do make a huge difference to those they assist, giving hope and support to people with the neurological disorder.

Last years donation from Roys was the only outside source of revenue the group received making Roys' continued support crucial to the running of the group. Both donations are taken from Roys Making a Difference Locally fund (MADL) which is money raised through the sale of Heritage and branded grocery products throughout Roys 8 stores.

 


 

Roys of Wroxham donate £250 to Wroxham & Hoveton Good Neighbour Scheme

 

Edward Roy (Roys Managing Director) presenting a cheque of £250 to Elaine Sendall (Treasurer of Wroxham & Hoveton Good neighbour Scheme) and Nigel Dixon (Wroxham Parish Council)
left to right: Edward Roy (Roys Managing Director), Elaine Sendall (Treasurer of Wroxham & Hoveton Good neighbour Scheme), Nigel Dixon (Wroxham Parish Council)

Roys of Wroxham have donated £250 to Wroxham & Hoveton Good Neighbour Scheme.

Roys of Wroxham were approached by Wroxham and Hoveton Good Neighbour Scheme, a group of volunteers set up in 2014, with the aim of supporting people in need in the local community in order to improve their quality of life. The volunteers asked for a donation to help keep activities such as befriending, transport, domestic support and household assistance available for the next 2 years and to expand its outreach into the community.

The £250 donation is taken from Roys Making a Difference Locally fund (MADL) which is money raised through the sale of Heritage and branded grocery products throughout Roys 8 stores. The group will now be able to continue the excellent work within the community helping those in need.

 


 

Roys of Wroxham donate £100 to Norfolk Girl Guiding

 

Chris Green (Roys of Wroxham General Store Manager) presenting a cheque of £100 pounds to leaders & members of Norfolk Girlguiding
Photo left to right back row: Chris Green (Roys of Wroxham General Store Manager), Helen, Kate, Gill, front row left to right: Remi, Leoni and Lilia

Roys of Wroxham have donated £100 to Girlguiding Norfolk.

Girlguiding Norfolk approached Roys about a new and exciting archiving project they had in progress. The new Archive Resource Centre was built to house Norfolk’s archive resources in a way to make them more accessible to local girl members and leaders to use. The group were looking for donations to purchase equipment to make the activity / resource centre fully functional and also enable items to be used away from the building in Girlguiding units.

Roys donated £100 to Girlguiding Norfolk to buy plastic storage boxes to store items that can be loaned to Guiding units.

The £100 donation is taken from Roys Making a Difference Locally fund (MADL) which is money raised through the sale of Heritage and branded grocery products throughout Roys 8 stores. The money is donated to good causes and projects run by charities in the local community.


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