Norfolk entrepreneur Roly tells his uplifting story
Roly le Roy, a Norfolk entrepreneur, who tells his personal story with great humour and energy, was guest speaker at the next Norwich FGB dinner on October 11 at the Mercure Hotel, Norwich.
Norwich-born Roly has passion for restoring classic cars. His wife, Jane, has a hair-dressing salon at Toftwood, Dereham.
Roly and Jane have a surprising and uplifting story since the day they both ‘went forward’ at Carrow Road Football Stadium, in response to a Gospel message by the late Dr Billy Graham who preached to more than 63,000 people in Norwich in 1984.
Roly had ‘only reluctantly’ gone on a special coach to the stadium – “and wondered what on earth he was doing there.” However, at the close of the event, he was “amazed” to see Jane standing next to him among the hundreds of other enquirers who responded to Dr Graham’s “invitation to follow Christ,” 34 years ago.
“Looking back, God has so blessed us as a family,” reflects Roly. He and Jane have four grown-up children and 16 grandchildren – “quite a miracle for us,” he says with a smile, because they were once told that he and Jane would be unable to have a family, following a road accident.
How to book for this dinner
Dinner tickets are available from Dr Barrie Lawrence via email, phone or post. Bookings can be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings can also be made by telephone 01603 898 289.
Postal Bookings can also be sent to: Dr Barrie Lawrence, “Crossways”, Court Hill, Frettenham, NR12 7NL.
Please be sure to mention if you require vegetarian or other dietary options. Cheques made payable to FGBMFI Norwich. Cash or electronic transfer are all acceptable. The cost is £15 per person.
The Mercure Hotel is on the ring road at 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich NR3 2BA, opposite the Asda retail complex.
The October 11 dinner is one of the regular monthly dinner evenings where speakers share ‘new life stories’. These FGB events, open to all, are arranged by the Norwich Chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen, part of a worldwide fellowship. FGB is endorsed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who says: “We need more men like them.”
Pictured above are Roly and Jane Le Roy and, right, the dinner venue at the Mercure Hotel, Norwich, NR3 2BA.