We’re delighted to announce that we’re now working in partnership with Bay Deliveries -the South Devon grocery store which brings products from the local high street straight to your door, from Brixham fish to local meat, fruit, veg and so much more. Through this new alliance, Bay Deliveries’ customers can support our local farmers, shops and businesses, and at the same time raise vital income for Rowcroft Hospice. Simply use the code ROWCROFT when you buy from their website at: www.baydeliveries.co.uk and 10% of the value of your purchase will go to Rowcroft.
To celebrate the beginning of this great relationship, we thought you might like to get to know one of the co-founders of Bay Deliveries, James Arnold (pictured above with Alison Upton of Rowcroft’s Fundraising Team). We asked James a few questions …
Please explain the new partnership between Bay Deliveries and Rowcroft Hospice.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to raise money for Rowcroft and all the amazing work they do, as 10% of any purchase with Bay Deliveries will be donated to Rowcroft. The best thing about this partnership is that you can raise money for Rowcroft without doing anything beyond shopping for food and drink with a local company. No marathon training, fancy dress or cycling required! You will also be supporting local businesses at the same time – this means protecting local jobs and boosting the local economy.”
What are the benefits of shopping with Bay Deliveries?
“Bay Deliveries is a local supermarket bringing the traditional high street straight to your door. We work directly with local food and drink companies, and we make it easy to shop with a local fishmonger, butcher, off-license, cheese shop and greengrocer. This gives you fantastic local quality with the convenience of a single order and delivery. Our range of products is strongly focused on LOCAL food and drink – which we believe is tastier, fresher and has fewer food miles, and critically helps Torbay, the South West and our local communities to prosper.”
As a very local business, why do you think it is important to support your local hospice?
“Like many others, we are a local community business. When you shop with a local independent business (not just us!), compared to a supermarket or convenience store, an extra 50% of your money stays within your community. That’s why we are so passionate about building this business and why we are so keen to support a local charity.”
So local charity, but why Rowcroft?
“Quite simply, I had worked with Rowcroft before and I know how professional they are. Additionally, via my family I know about the amazing work they do and we wanted to be able to play a part in supporting them.”
Can you tell us about some of the ways that you have supported Rowcroft Hospice in the past?
“The most fun so far was persuading Sir Bradley Wiggins to create some videos in support of Ride for Rowcroft a couple of years ago. I think he was slightly surprised by the request but did a brilliant job and the videos were very popular!”
In light of the pandemic do you feel it is even more important to support charities that support local people?
“Yes. I think the pandemic is going to disproportionately hit areas like Torbay and we need to do everything we can to stick together and support our local charities.”
For further information about Bay Deliveries and to start shopping, please visit: http://www.baydeliveries.co.uk