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Halfway to Hell - Valhalla Up North Team entry

Halfway to Hell - Valhalla Up North Team entry

A very wet and windy 13th October saw three intrepid members of Frank Roberts staff take part the

Gary Kelsall – IT Technician, Sam Sargeant – Procurement Assistant and Rachel Dickinson – PA endured the 6.6 mile run through the deepest, darkest parts of the forest, enduring countless ditches and gullies, as well as the infamous finale finish of the Bog of Doom.

Despite a very muddy afternoon, Cheshire fire brigade were on hand to hose down runners who were taking park in both the 13-mile Hell Run and 6.6 mile Valhalla.  Our team entry did an amazing job and to date have raised over £300.00 in aid of Claire House Hospice.

Roberts Bakery Band Update

September 2018

September 2018

The Roberts Bakery Band has a very busy September supporting two great local causes.

On saturday 22nd September they played at the St Luke’s Hospice Autumn Gala, within the stunning surroundings of St Mary’s Church, Nantwich.

Joining our fantastic band, the concert also featured music performed by the Rhos Orpheus Male Choir, recognised as the finest male voice choir in Wales, along with soprano, Jessica Thayer.  The concert had a “Last Night at the Proms” theme to the evening.  Also on display were our new Roberts Bakery “Next Gen” music stand banners which we think look fabulous!

On Sunday 23rd September the band played to a sell out audience at the at the Northwich Memorial Court, along with Fodens Band and Lions Youth Brass.  The concert ‘From Sandbach to Switzerland’ was organised by Roberts to help raise funds for the Lions Youth Brass to travel to compete in Switzerland next year.

The concert music from films and musicals.  Highlights included a James Bond medley by the Roberts Bakery Band.  All three bands joined together on stage for a mass finale.  There was a standing ovation before they completed the evening with a moving rendition of “You’ll never walk alone”.

Roberts Family News

Lindsay's Epic Journey

Lindsay's Epic Journey

Forth generation Family member Lindsay Occleston recently completed a mammoth bike ride in aid of Prevent.

Breast cancer survivor Lindsay joined a 34 man team for a four day bike ride, over 270 gruelling miles, from Salzburg to Vienna.  To date, the event has raised over £3,000 pounds for the Prevent Breast cancer charity.

To find out more about Prevent and the work the organisation carries out, please click here.

Freedom of Northwich Award for David Roberts

Freedom of Northwich Award for David Roberts

David was presented with the Freedom of Northwich award from Town Mayor Alison Gerrard in recognition of all the work he has put into the town throughout his lifetime.  During David’s long career with the Family business he managed to put the local community at its heart, a legacy that continues to this day. After retiring, David had more time to focus on some key projects within the community in particular the creation of the Lion salt works Museum – something truly iconic in Northwich.

He has worked tirelessly for the implementation of the Neighbourhood Plan – to provide housing and leisure facilities for the benefit of the whole town and he has been a Governor of the Russett School and for Sir John Deane’s where he has provided sound advice and support for many years. David is an immensely popular and respected citizen of the town and he has enjoyed the good wishes from so many people from within the local community for this unique honour.

 

This award grants David 3 unique privileges. Firstly, he may drive a flock of sheep through the centre of Northwich. Secondly, if he is sentenced to death by hanging he may request a silk noose. And finally, if he is picked up drunk and disorderly in Northwich, the police are obliged to give him a lift straight home!

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