Charity receives bags of support from Wroxham store

Andrew Banthorpe,Roys of Wroxham store manager; Joanne Symonds, Roys Marketing Coordinator; and Sara

Andrew Banthorpe,Roys of Wroxham store manager; Joanne Symonds, Roys Marketing Coordinator; and Sarah Hyde, Community Funding and Marketing Officer, with their cheque. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: SUBMITTED

A family owned department store in Wroxham is bringing comfort to bereaved children across the county this Christmas.

Roys of Wroxham has donated £761 to charity Nelson's Journey, which supports young people throughout Norfolk.

The money was raised from a Christmas shopping evening held in store with a raffle, cupcake sale, and guess the name of the teddy competition.

It will be used to buy items such as Worry Eaters, which help children express their anxieties.

Roys is also donating all money raised through the sale of 5p carrier bags at all eight of its branches, as well as its Highway Garden and Leisure centre in Norwich, after nominating Nelson's Journey as its charity of the year.

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Sarah Hyde, from Nelson's Journey, said: 'We are extremely grateful to have the support of Roys and Highway garden centre; having a local family-orientated business support the work we are doing with bereaved children in Norfolk is wonderful.

'Last year we supported 647 children and young people following the death of a significant person in their lives and are expected to have supported over 800 by the end of 2016. The support from the local community with Roys brilliant carrier bag scheme will mean we can reach even more people in Norfolk that need to access our service and help them move forward positively with their lives.'

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