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How Troy Supports in the Local Community

Reasons to support local independents

We believe that independent businesses are vital for our local economies and communities, providing an exceptional level of service to their customer that surpasses the nationals.

This is fundamentally why we exist; to support and help these independent businesses thrive.


We champion independents because working together can boost local economies, optimise supply chains, deliver exceptional customer service, and build a better future for everyone.

Check out our national network of independents on our Member Locator below.

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Exeter Chiefs

We are proud sponsors of the Exeter Chiefs, supporting a local team that shares many of the qualities of Troy: an independent team that its members and fans own. With strong links into the local community through youth development, local development and partnerships with the University, it shares many of the characteristics of Troy.

  • Strength and sustainable benefits of local independent initiatives

  • Big business approach, local independent delivery

  • Think Big, invest locally, keep your feet on the ground 

  • Staying independent - member/fan owned

  • Investing in local - youth development, local development, university

  • Using big thinking approach - Rob Baxter team

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Richard Sheppard Trust

Remembering Rich Sheppard


We invite you to join us in remembering our dear colleague and friend, Rich Sheppard. Rich's life was tragically cut short in May 2022 by the biggest killer of men aged 15-49, suicide.


Rich brought joy and humour to our workspace as part of the Digital team, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew him. His absence leaves an immense void not only at Troy, but in the hearts of those who loved him, most acutely, his young daughter Summer. Just five years old at the time, her world was forever changed by the loss of her father.

Honouring Rich's Legacy

In the wake of this tragedy, Troy embarked on a mission to honour Rich's memory and support causes that work in helping prevent suicide and support for anyone impacted by suicide. To accomplish this, Troy have established the Richard Sheppard Discretionary Trust.


The Trust was initially set-up with Rich's daughter Summer in mind, to benefit her when she reaches adulthood and give her a brighter future.


50% of the Trust is set aside to benefit two incredible charities: Pete's Dragon and the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). These organisations tirelessly work towards preventing suicide and provide crucial support to individuals struggling with mental health challenges and supporting their families.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Your donation will make a tangible difference in the lives of many.

Every contribution, big or small, will go towards:

Supporting Families:

Through the Trust, you can help secure a brighter future for dependents of families impacted by loss.

Raising Mental Health Awareness:

Pete's Dragons provide suicide bereavement support to families in rural areas across the whole of Devon:

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Standing Against Suicide:

CALM continue their vital work in suicide prevention with their helpline open from 5.00pm – 12.00midnight, 365 days a year:

0800 58 58 58


Tour de Troy: Cycle Challenge


To raise further awareness, several members of the Troy family have committed to cycling the 100 miles! You will be able to follow along as we will post updates on our social media channels and see how the rest of the team at Troy will be supporting this challenge virtually. 


By contributing today, you honour Rich's memory, celebrate his life, and create a positive impact on individuals and families fighting mental health battles in amplifying the message that no matter what you’re going through, life is always worth living.


To donate now, please scan the QR code. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity and support.

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