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Nantwich Show 2019

July 2019 saw Roberts Bakery become one of the Main Sponsors of the Nantwich Show, which includes the International cheese and dairy awards. On the Tuesday 30th July saw the judging of over 5,000 cheese entries from 30 different countries, including for the first time Japan! The ‘Big Cheese lunch’ followed with a 3 course meal for 1,400 guests, which included some specially crafted bread rolls expertly produced by Paul Graves.

As part of our sponsorship, along with our giant #NEXT GEN inflatable sampling our range of products, the main double door entrance to the huge cheese marquee became a massive Roberts bloomer loaf to walk through and became a fun talking point!

The main Show day of Wednesday 31st July sadly got cancelled due to the weather, however the huge cheese marquee with celebrity chefs still opened for free to the public. We were able to relocate our Roberts stand next to the Chefs demonstration area and enjoyed a very busy day engaging with a packed marquee of visitors coming out in support of the Show. We actually ended up selling out of all product by 2.30pm!

We had many engaging chats with the community about all things Roberts Bakery and the Mayor of Nantwich stopped by for some bread and a picture. Celebrity chef James Martin called by for some bread to use for one of his cooking demonstrations and was pleased to take home some Roberts bread! A great success despite the main Show being cancelled and we are already in talks about plans for 2020!

Dragon Boat Racing!

On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July, the Northwich town centre was abuzz with activity as visitors flocked to the banks of the Weaver and Dane to celebrate this year’s annual Northwich River Festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Northwich.

A valiant team from Frank Roberts braved the waters and took on 21 other teams from local businesses in the infamous Dragon Boat Race.

Racing in aid of Prevent, one of the principle charities we support, the team raised over £500 in sponsorship, which will be split between Prevent and the Northwich Rotary Club’s chosen charity, Cheshire Without Abuse. Additional money was raised for Prevent as the team hosted a charity biscuit stall selling ‘gingerbread dragons’. The day was not without drama as the FRS team capsized in the River Weaver on the way to one of the start lines. Making the decision to bravely carry on, the team, made up of individuals from across the business, secured their fastest time of the day to secure a respectable 9th place overall.

Community Champions at the Cheshire Show

An overcast day at the Royal Cheshire County Show couldn’t dampen the spirits of an army of volunteers from Roberts Bakery as they rose up against the nation’s use of plastic.

The 40-strong team showed off the bakery’s freshly developed recyclable bread packaging and handed out samples of Roberts’ new ‘Digestion Boost’ range of bloomers to thousands of visitors during the two-day show.

Graham Finnigan, community champion, said: “It was fantastic to engage with so many people from our community and to tell them all about what we’ve done to reduce the amount of plastic we use.

“A staggering 11,000 tonnes of plastic bread packaging is used and thrown away each year in the UK and we’re really proud to be driving change with this pioneering new packaging that can be recycled at home.”

Roberts Bakery celebrated its 14th consecutive year as principal sponsor of the Cheshire Show with deputy chairman and fourth generation family member Mike Roberts opening proceedings in the Roberts Bakery Food Live Tent.

Third generation family member David Roberts also dropped into the Roberts’ giant inflatable tent to sample the bakery’s new ‘Digestion Boost’ range of Heroic Wholemeal, Wondrous White and Seriously Seeded bloomers.

And the Roberts Bakery Band made its debut at the show, playing four lively sets of music to crowds on the first day.

Get Ready for This Show!

Get Ready for This Show!

Roberts Bakery Band is all set to go at this year’s Royal Cheshire County Show – headlining on Tuesday 18th June.

The final set list is yet to be announced, but the band’s musical director Paul Lovatt-Cooper has revealed that it will include well-known hits from international artists Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay.

The 30-strong band will play at the live arena outside the Roberts Bakery Food Hall at 10.30am and 2pm and on the bandstand at 4pm. Members of the band will also perform an exclusive concert at the Presidents Lunch.

There’s more information here and here.

Digging deep for CAFT

An army of volunteers dug deep to transform an unused outdoor space into visitor car parking at a local children’s charity.

Recently, 10 of our staff spent the day digging out banking and removing bushes and weeds at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT), which is based at Booth Bank Farm in Millington. The newly cleared area will provide much needed parking for the charity’s minibuses and up to 20 visitor and staff cars.

Roberts has been a long-time supporter of CAFT, which provides holidays, respite care and activity days for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.

Roberts family member Lindsay Occleston was among the 10-strong volunteer team that tackled the overgrowth. She said: “Creating this new car park was vital to CAFT but they were really struggling to get this job done themselves. We were delighted to dig in and help this wonderful charity and we were all amazed at how much work we got through in a day. It was fantastic for even more people from Roberts to do something positive in the community and to learn more about a local charity that does so much for so many children from our region.”

Cake-Off!

Did you see us in the Northwich Guardian?

Did you see us in the Northwich Guardian?

The news doesn’t stop… we’ve found ourselves in it again after our Charity Cake-Off event made £350.

Read all about it here!

Gingerbread Socks for World Down's Syndrome Day

Once again we have supported the Gingerbread Sock campaign for World Down’s Syndrome Day – this year producing over 50,000 biscuits!

We are thrilled to support this campaign and its founder, Emma Harris; read more about her here.

Inaugural Community ReAwards celebrate good Northwich causes

We’re in the Northwich Guardian again – read all about why HERE

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